The African American Homeland Flag
The African American Homeland Flag is a combination of the United States of America flag the red, white and blue, and the Black Liberation flag, Pan-African flag or the UNIA Marcus Garvey flag the red, black and green. (The UNIA flag was created in 1920 in response to the 1900 coon song “Every Race has a Flag but the coon”). The Eight stars represent the 8 Southern States- North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee. Black on top, red in the middle and green on the bottom because land is the foundation of all societies. The white strip that separate the red, black and green, forming a Y shape symbolize Peace and Compromise. The flag design which the first idea came from the Philippine Flag ended up looking like the South African Flag however, that is perfectly fine. I spent almost 2 years in South Africa in the mid 1990’s and the Southern States and South Africa Social System of Apartheid and Jim Crow Segregation are somewhat similar. Actually, many countries have contributed to my vision of the African American Homeland. The solutions that these countries have already tried and tested, can be adapted in the formation of the 8 State Southern Region. You must remember that most countries had to figure out how to overcome the legacy of European Imperialism or domination. American Indians and the African Americans are the last bastion against European domination.