Pan-African Colors

Definition: Pan-African Colors
Red, black and green; one of the symbols of Rastafarianism

The Pan-African colors (also known as RBG) are red, black, and green, or red, gold and green. They are featured on the flags of many African and Caribbean nations and are one of the symbols of Rastafarianism.

Red represents the blood of the martyrs, black represents the color of the people and fertile soil, and green represents the fertile fields of Africa. Gold represents the wealth of Africa, peace, harmony and/or hope.


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Title Pan-African Colors
Last UpdatedMarch 8, 2021
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MLA Citation “Pan-African Colors.” ReligionFacts.com. 8 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022. <religionfacts.com/pan-african-colors>