Why was Haile Selassie removed from power

No one could be seen as more central to modern African history or the booming Rastafarian culture than Haile Selassie. As the last emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie was the first crowned black king of an independent nation in Africa who inspired a forward-thinking generation. The face, voice and spirit of peaceful power, Haile Selassie, is the root of the Rastafarian religion.

Selassie, who was named Ras Tafari Makonnen when he was born on July 23, 1892 and was born into a noble family, was able to trace his ancestry back to the biblical figures of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba. His birth name, after which the Rastafarian religion is named, literally means "chief" and "the awe-inspiring". Selassie, also known as his Imperial Majesty the victorious lion of the tribe of Judah, had an elaborate coronation attended by royals and representatives from around the world. During his reign, Selassie was commended for his political prowess by giving Ethiopia its first written constitution and trying to raise awareness of the Ethiopian cause in Europe. His goal was to be a progressive emperor and lead his country into the modern age.

Rastafarians consider the sacred herb to be part of the tree of life and believe that it is the key to understanding oneself and the universe. They used the sacred herb as a spiritual connection and smoked it to find truth and wisdom. The most influential Rasta in history is Bob Marley. His music and image were riddled with Rastafarian symbols and beliefs. As Bob Marley's music spread around the world, so did the Rastafarian religion. People were drawn to his peaceful beliefs and unique style. Even if long dreadlocks and garments in the colors green, yellow and red were Bob Marley's personal taste, his style has become synonymous with the entire Rastafarian religion and culture.

Selassie and President John F. Kennedy were geographically distant but related in close friendship. The fact that they were leaders in history at the same time enabled these two men to build a friendship based on dreams, politics, beliefs, culture, and mutual respect. JFK greeted his Ethiopian counterpart as a giant in the world, and Selassie found his friend both fascinating and admirable. Both enjoyed the growing bonds between their nations; More and more Americans traveled to Ethiopia to do tourism, provide economic aid and do business. This, in turn, led many Ethiopians to travel to the US to expand their education. When JFK was murdered, not only his friend from the emperor mourned him, but the whole country of Ethiopia.