Selected Flags Containing Black
The banner of the Holy Roman Emperor (1400-1806) featured a black eagle, an old Roman emblem and a symbol of power. One head represented the church, the other the state.
Flag of Belgium, (1831). The black came from the banner of the Duchy of Brabant, founded in the 12th century. The flag used the colors of the failed Brabant Revolution of 1789-90 against the Habsburg Monarchy.
The Flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire (1917-1920), gave its colors to many modern flags in the Middle East. Black was taken from the Black Standard of Muhammad.
(The black in the modern flag of Germany, (1949) dates back to the flag of the Holy Roman Empire, the 19th century flag of the German Confederation, the flag of Prussia, and the flag of the Weimar Republic.
Flag of Estonia (1918). The flag was a symbol of Estonian nationalism, when Estonia was part of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. Black was said to symbolize the dark time of occupation, and white the bright future of independence.
Flag of Egypt (1984). The colors were taken from the Flag of the Arab Revolt, which was the banner of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. The black came from the Black Standard of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Flag of South Africa (1994). The black comes from the flag of the African National Congress, the ruling party in South Africa.
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Famous quotes containing the words black, selected and/or flags:
“Ladies and gents. The time has passed. The time has passed. Got to be a better way. I say to you, cant any longer, oh no, cant any longer, play off black against old, young against poor.
This country cannot house its houseless. Feed its foodless. Theyre demanding a government of the people. Peopled by people. Our faith. Our compassion. Our courage on the gridiron. The basic
indifference that made this country great.”
—Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter, and Michael Ritchie. Bill McKay (Robert Redford)
“The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen.”
—Walter Bagehot (18261877)
“Still, it is dear defiance now to carry
Fair flags of you above my indignation,”
—Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)