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
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
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.