Pan-African Flag

In honor of black history month, The one and only Vincent Tran explains the history of the Pan-African flag and some of the history behind it. Vincent explains that modern Pan-Africanism is mostly credited to W.E.B Du Bois, a civil rights activist, and believes that all people of African descent share common goals, and therefore should share a sense of unity. Vincent goes on to explain that each color on the flag represents something, red symbolizing the blood shed by those of African descent in the fight for liberation as well as the blood shed by those of African descent in general, black symbolizes the people that make up the African diaspora, and green symbolizes the natural wealth and beauty of Africa. These colors can be observed in many African flags, such as Kenya and Libya. Vincent ends on an important note, emphasizing the importance of understanding the meaning and history of the Pan-African flag.