The “Black Man’s Bible”: The Holy Piby, Garveyism, and Black Supremacy in the Interwar Years

  title={The “Black Man’s Bible”: The Holy Piby, Garveyism, and Black Supremacy in the Interwar Years},
  author={Allison Paige Sellers},
  journal={Journal of Africana Religions},
  pages={325 - 342}
  • A. Sellers
  • Published 6 July 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Africana Religions
The Afro-Athlican Constructive Gaathly was an Afrocentric religious movement begun by Anguillan preacher Robert Athlyi Rogers during the interwar period. Its sacred text, the Holy Piby, represented a new truth reserved for people of African descent that promised to liberate them from oppression. More importantly for the purpose of this work, the Holy Piby charged followers with reclaiming Africa, overthrowing white rule, and taking their place as the greatest nation on earth. Despite its… 


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