Marcus Garvey Black Star Line - Youth
“The Black Star Line (BSL) was a steamship corporation established in 1919 by Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey, the leader of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The name, inspired by a British luxury steamship line called the White Star Line, was applied to a highly ambitious and ultimately mismanaged corporation. Similarly to the UNIA’s Negro Factories Corporation, the BSL was part of a larger effort on the part of Garvey to encourage black self-determination and economic independence. Garvey saw that blacks across the globe were largely being exploited and left out of the global economy. The BSL would partly remedy that situation by facilitating the shipment of goods amongst the far-flung people of the African Diaspora, thereby fostering the growth of a self-reliant and resilient global black economy. The BSL would also transport emigrants to Africa for the establishment of a black nation-state” (http://www.blackpast.org/aah/black-star-line-1919-1923).
Front: Marcus Garvey Black Star Line
Back : Universal Sankofa symbol
The Universal Sankofa symbol is the infinity symbol infused with the Sankofa heart symbol. The universe is infinite. Sankofa is a word in the Twi language that means to "go back and get it". The overall essence of Universal Sankofa is to go back to your roots, not just the physical, but your ethereal essence, the source, your true self.
~Gildan preshrunk 50/50 blend
~light weight and comfortable
~gold foil & vinyl print (for durability wash delicate, air dry and do not iron on print)
~Seamless double-needle 3/4" collar
~Taped neck and shoulders
~Tear away label
~Rolled forward shoulder
~Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems