Natalia Cooke

The Pan African Flag with its red, black, and green bands was created by the members of the Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey in 1920. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The History Behind the Pan African Flag

The Pan African Flag was founded by Marcus Garvey over a century ago to unite Africans and people of African descent. Still a strong symbol in the world today, the flag can be seen in pop culture and African-American neighborhoods.