ABOVE PHOTO: Joel Cody displays the African United Nations flag he designed at the National Constitution Center.
Humanitarian/activist Joel Cody recently hosted an event recently at the National Constitution Center premiering his United Nations of Africa flag, which he designed himself. Mr. Cody was inspired to create the flag, during his journey to Conakry, West Africa in 1998, on a visit to his friend, renowned activist, Stokely Charmichel, who was gravely ill at the time.
Cody wanted to contribute something that would help inspire African people of Third World countries and strengthen them to persevere through their adversities. Cody remarked that God had shown him a vision of a flag, made of red, black and green with a chest in the middle and two lions on either side.
Cody showed his friend Carmichael a drawing he made of his vision; Carmichael smiled with approval, then died only a few hours later.
After Carmichael’s funeral, Joel returned home to the States and proceded to have the his flag design developed.
Today, Joel proudly displays his flag, as a symbol of the strength, pride and perseverance of African people worldwide.
About Joel Cody:
Humanitarian/activist Joel Cody created Preservation for Human Rights Organization in 2004 to preserve to encourage all cultures to strive to preserve and strengthen all rights for all human beings. The organization focuses on raising awareness and tolerance creating opportunities to address the social and economic disparities that have affected centuries and generations and all cultures. He was also instrumental in bringing the televised Live Aid Concert in 1986 to Philadelphia and has worked with Hands Across America producers Lionel Richie and Ken Kragen. Mr. Cody continues fight for the human rights of people of color.