Haile Selassie I famous speech: Unveiling Menelik’s Statue


November 2, 1930 The Lion of Judah has prevailed Haile Selassie I, Elect of God King of Kings of Ethiopia Your Highnesses, Honourable Foreign Representatives, and Dignitaries: This day of the erection of a statue to Emperor Menelik II is a great and a happy day for the entire people of Ethiopia. The life of…

MONARCH PROFILE: EMPEROR MENELIK II OF ETHIOPIA


  Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia is a member of an elite minority group, standing alongside the likes of the great Chief Sitting Bull of the Lakota Sioux and King Cetshwayo of the Zulu as one of the native leaders whose forces won a great victory over a modern European army. His importance to the…