Haile Selassie I

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Hai·le Se·las·sie I

 (hī′lē sə-lăs′ē, -lä′sē) Title of Ras Tafari Makonnen. 1892-1975.
Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-1974). After the Italian invasion of his country (1936), he fled to England, returned to Ethiopia with Allied troops (1941), and held the throne until deposed in a military coup (1974). He is regarded as a divine figure by the Rastafarians.

Hai•le Se•las•sie I

(ˈhaɪ li səˈlæs i, -ˈlɑ si)
(Ras Tafari), 1891–1975, emperor of Ethiopia 1930–74: in exile 1936–41.
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1930: Ras Tafari was crowned Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia: he would rule until 1974, with a five-year exile during Italian occupation 1936-1941.
1st Chairperson 25th May 1963 Haile Selassie I Ethiopia.
2010 also marks the 80th anniversary of the Rastafari Movement itself, which has grown from a few visionaries struck by the coronation of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in November 1930, into a vital force in reconstructing and elevating the African Presence in the Western landscape.
The pioneering Haile Selassie I Peace Foundation was set up eight years ago and has been heralded nationally as a breakthrough in community relations.
ROOTS reggae, typified by the work of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Horace Andy and others, contained frequent references to Rastafarian principles and Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, in particular.
It goes on to tell of the friendship he formed with the Ethiopean Emperor Haile Selassie I, and the subsequent events of the Italo-Ethiopean conflict.
I was enlightened to certain levels of Haile Selassie I aind Ethiopia and the whole levels of Rastafari.
Based also on Acts 2:29--"He shall come through the lineage of Solomon, and sit on David's throne"--Howell declared Haile Selassie I the Christ.
1941: British and Ethiopian troops invaded Italian-held Ethiopia, which would lead after a series of fierce battles to the restoration to power of exiled emperor Haile Selassie I.
However, at the end of the story, the writer, Clayton Goodwin, diminishes the role of Emperor Haile Selassie I when all he attributes to him is: "Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa in 1941 in the wake of the Allied victory over Italy.
The Haile Selassie I Peace Foundation which offers vital help to young people in the area is under pressure to open a drop-in centre at its Hamstead Road offices but organisers say there is simply no room.
Itabarica Napthali, president of the award winning Haile Selassie I Peace Foundation, based in Hamstead Road, Handsworth, said: "The longer the centre remains closed, the more people are demanding answers as to why they can't use it.