Bob Marley – UN Peace Medal Acceptance Speech 06/15/78 New York CIty

———–Nesta Robert Marley————-
——–Recorded: June 15, 1978———
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* The United Nations’ Peace Medal of the Third World was given to Bob Marley on June 15, 1978. in New York City. The late singer and songwriter earned this distinction for his courageous work appealing for justice and peace during a time of political unrest in Jamaica. He is bestowed the award by the African delegation to the United Nations led by Senegalese Youth Ambassador to the UN, Mohmmadu “Johnny” Seka on behalf of 500 million Africans. The award recognized Marley’s efforts on behalf of millions of disenfranchised blacks around the world. Bob is visibly moved, and particularly humbled, by the presentation.

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