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Coronation – 2 November 1930

Coronation – 2 November 1930

Pictures from the Coronation of Their Imperial Majesties Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen Asfaw

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Biblical References to the Coronation of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I

Biblical References to the Coronation of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I

“And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the LION OF JUDAH, the ROOT OF DAVID, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”

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National Geographic version

National Geographic version

Report by Addison E. Southard, United States Minister to Ethiopia National Geographic, June 1931

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The Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie – by Marcus Garvey

The Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie – by Marcus Garvey

Last Sunday, a great ceremony took place at Addis Abbaba [Ababa], the capital of Abyssinia. It was the coronation of the new Emperor of Ethiopia – Ras Tafari. From reports and expectations, the scene was one of great splendour, and will long be remembered by those who were present.

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The Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie & Empress Menen

The Coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie & Empress Menen

To honor the coronation of Emperor Haile Sellassie I and Empress Menen of November 2, 1930, the following excerpt from the book “The Biography of Empress Menen, The Mother of the Ethiopian Nation” is offered here.

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Break with Trodition

Break with Trodition

One of the most important events in the  RasTafarian calendar  is the Anniversary of the Coronation of  Emperor Haile Selassie I. This event took place on the 2nd November 1930. His Imperial Majesty broke with  trodition by delaying the ceremony for some time after the death of the previous ruler, Queen Zawditu.

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