Saturday, September 6, 2008

Who is This Man

A few days ago someone posted a comment saying that they enjoyed reading the visitor comments more than the original posts on this site. Actually, I take that as a great compliment. I am delighted to have such insightful and thoughtful people both reading and posting comments to the blog. I learn something almost every day from visitor contributions. Thanks, and hope all will continue to make this site more interesting.

Today, I want to take it up a notch, and see just how resourceful our readers are. So, I am not going to tell you who this person is, and I want to see if anyone recognizes him, and knows about him. I consider him to be one of the most intriguing figures in World History. I consider him to be a great man. He is no longer living, but was a great leader. Does anyone know who he is?

12 comments:

  1. You should consider renaming the image :-)

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  2. That is Haile Selassie I, the messiah of the Rastafari movement. He was also the emporor of Ethiopia.

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  3. We have a winner . . . Haile Selassie it is. I like this picture, and consider it to be the finest portrait ever made of him. It was made in early 1900's while he was visiting Jerusalem, then in the British mandate of Palestine.

    It has been reported that Haile Selassie could trace his liniage all the way back to Adam and Eve.
    PJM

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  4. I clicked on Haile Selassie I in the Google search and there were 772,000 hits. I want to read about this great man, always heard his name pop up on TV game shows. Good picture. Your blog keeps me busy.

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  5. reb beat me to it!!!! I wrote a post about haile selassie not too long (july 23rd to be precise)...if interested visit:
    http://mousemedicine.blogspot.com/2008/07/keep-jah-inside.html

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  6. Haile Selassie had several titles besides that of Emperor of Ethiopia: Negus, King of Kings, Lion of Judah etc. etc.

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  7. So now that you are a teacher, are you trying to make us think and learn? I recognized Haile Selassie from an report I wrote about him during World War II in 6th grade (in 1968). You are never too old to learn.

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  8. Ya just right click and save and your pic title (his name) showed- too easy : )

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  9. I love the things I learn from your postings. Keep them coming and thanks!!

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  10. Haile Selassie was one of the foreign dignataries who walked in President Kennedy's funeral cortege.

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  11. Haile Selassie plead his case to the League of Nations when Italy invaded Ethiopia prior to WWII. Unfortunately, to no avail.

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  12. Greetings all,

    I believe that photo of Haile Selassie I was taken in May, 1936 when Haile Selassie I was in Jerusalem to pray for Ethiopia's independence. He had just started his exile at this point, and he moved onward to Gibraltar and England.

    Shortly thereafter he went to Geneva to address the League of Nations. He came back to power in 1941 and was always the greatest proponent of the concept of COLLECTIVE SECURITY. As an example, he sent his personal body guard (1700 at a time) to fight in the Korean War.

    He was one of very few people to be honored with TWO ticker tape parades down Broadway in New York City, and he was the only head of state to address both the League of Nations and the United Nations.

    I'm blessed to have one of the largest archives on Ethiopia and Haile Selassie I, and the music they inspired: Reggae, so feel free to be in touch if you need any information, books or medals of Royal Ethiopia.

    Jah Bless!

    Jah-Jim

    Some are on ebay under the same name.

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