HON. Leonard Percival Howell, is a Jamaican religious figure. He founded the Rastafari movement and is known as “The First Rasta.” He began preaching in 1933 about the symbolic portent for the African Diaspora – the crowning of the King of Kings, Emperor Haile Sellassi I of Ethiopia as the Messiah returned to earth. Although this resulted in him being arrested, tried for sedition and imprisoned for two years, the Rastafari movement grew. He is still the original GONG!   Read more about Leonard Percival Howell