Robert W. Saunders, Sr.
Library Foundation

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About The Pan African Flag

History of The Flag

The three Pan-African colors on the flag represent:

  • Red: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation;
  • Black: the color of the skin of African people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and
  • Green: the color of the foliage that covers the rich African soil