UNIA-ACL Preamble to Constitution
The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities’
League is a social, friendly, humanitarian, charitable, educational,
institutional, constructive and expansive society, and is founded by
persons desiring to the utmost to work for the general uplift of the
Negro peoples of the world. And the members pledge themselves to all in
their power to conserve the rights of their noble race and to respect
the rights of all mankind, believing always in the Brotherhood of Man
and the Fatherhood of God. The motto of the organization is “One God!
One Aim! One Destiny!” Therefore, let justice be done to all mankind,
realizing that if the strong oppresses the weak confusion and discontent
will ever mark the path of man, but with love, faith and charity
towards all the reign of peace and plenty will be heralded into the
world and the generations of men shall be called Blessed.