I must say that the World War has furnished the common people of the Negro race with much food for thought. They are thinking as they never thought before. They are beginning to realize that they must think and act for themselves. The Negroes have been so often deceived by their supposed leaders that they have reached a conclusion not to be fooled any longer. During the World War they were told by those who represented selfish interests that the war would make the world safe for Democracy. Have such promises benefited the Negro? With the ending of war practically all the liberties of the Negro people have been taken away. Big business and professional politicians, supported by faithless clergy, have fastened the shackles upon the Negro people, and we continue to suffer under the terms of our deceptors [sic]. Now we are seeking relief and freedom through the principles of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, sponsored by Marcus Garvey.