The term Pan-African colours refers to two different sets of three colours: green, yellow and red (inspired by the flag of Ethiopia), and red, green and black (which were adopted by the United States-based Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League, or UNIA). They are used in flags and other emblems of various countries and territories in Africa and the Americas to represent Pan-Africanist ideology. The Rastafarian movement and various Pan-African organizations also often employ the colours for their activities.
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“In a borealic iceberg came Victoria; she
Knew Prince Alberts tall memorial took the colours of the floreal
And the borealic iceberg;”
—Dame Edith Sitwell (18871964)