Freedom Means Feeding Ourselves New Afrikan Nationalism is The Only Solution, Land, Political-Economic Freedom , Independence, Nation-State , Self Determination
We want our people in America whose parents or grandparents were descendants from slaves, to be allowed to establish a separate state or territory of their own–either on this continent or elsewhere. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to provide such land and that the area must be fertile and minerally rich. We believe that our former slave masters are obligated to maintain and supply our needs in this separate territory for the next 20 to 25 years–until we are able to produce and supply our own needs.
Since we cannot get along with them in peace and equality, after giving them 400 years of our sweat and blood and receiving in return some of the worst treatment human beings have ever experienced, we believe our contributions to this land and the suffering forced upon us by white America, justifies our demand for complete separation in a state or territory of our own.
On pages 56-57 of Message To The Blackman in America, in the Chapter “Original Man,” section “Help Self: What Must Be Done With The Negroes?”, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes: “As a people, we must become producers and not remain consumers and employees. We must be able to extract raw materials from the earth and manufacture them into something useful for ourselves! This would create jobs in production. We must remember that without land there is no production.
The surplus of what we produce we would sell. This would develop a field of commerce and trade as other free and independent people whose population is less than that of the [now over 40 million] so-called Negroes who are dependent in America.” The Future is in “our hands”! You don’t have to “beat up” on other people; you just have to do right by yourself – Elijah Muhammad ( Message to The Black Man )
Haki Kweli Shakur 9-27-51ADM August Third Collective NAPLA NAIM
The Struggle iz For Land PT II Organize The South – Haki Kweli Shakur