WATCH THIS: H.I.M. Haile Selassie’s Official State Visit To Jamaica

Happy Birthday To The King of Kings

Exactly 120 years ago today, Tafari Makonnen was born in the Harar province of Ethiopia. He would go on to become His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, still revered by the Rastafarian movement and countless reggae songs as the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. In short, a Black God incarnate. When Emperor Selassie visited Jamaica On April 21, 1966 he was greeted like a messiah. Video after the jump.“The ceremonial welcome that was planned had to be abandoned, as the avalanche of men, women & children swept away all semblance of order.” Run that…

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