The Defense of Ethiopia from Fascism


For black activists within the 1930s, defending Ethiopia from Mussolini’s invasion created unprecedented unity. By: Mohammed Elnaiem In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon established the Peace Motion of Ethiopia, a black nationalist group that amassed roughly 300,000 supporters to demand the repatriation of black People to Africa. On the time, Ethiopia was not merely a landlocked nation in East Africa; it was an unbiased black nation that symbolized, to many, a type of windfall, each political and divine. It was a logo of the proper to self-determination amongst black individuals all throughout the diaspora. Three years later, in 1935, Mussolini’s military superior on


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