Born in Anguilla, ROBERT ATHLYI ROGERS (d. 1931) spent a significant part of his youth traveling throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States, preaching an Afrocentric gospel. Passionately and spiritually committed to the chosen status of the sons of Ethiopia, Rogers wrote The Holy Piby to call together all Africans in praise and prayer. In it, Rogers also pays tribute to civil rights crusader and advocate for African pride Marcus Garvey, and the work would go on to become one of the primary foundational works for the Rastafarian movement.
The Holy Piby: The Black Man's Bible
Sheppard Robert Athlyi Rogers