One of the most famous Bob Marley quotes used around the world is “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds” the lyrics from the “Emancipation song”. Many associate this quote with Bob Marley but few know the origins. It is from this snippet of a Marcus Garvey speech….
“We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind….” – Marcus Garvey October, 1937.