The African-American flag, also known as the Pan-African flag, is a tricolor flag consisting of three horizontal stripes of equal size – red, black, and green. The red stripe represents the blood of African ancestors. The black stripe represents black people, and the green stripe represents the abundant natural wealth of Africa. Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born black nationalist leader, created the flag in 1920. It served as a symbol of black liberation and unity. Since then, people have adopted it as a symbol of the Pan-African movement. African Americans and others widely use it to represent their heritage and solidarity with Africa.