Philosopher, poet, international crusader for black nationalism, founder/head of the Universial Negro Improvement Association and the first black leader in American history to organize masses of people in a political movement. In 1918 Garvey started The Negro World, the weekly newspaper of the U.N.I.A. which was published in French and Spanish as well as English. In it African history and heroes were glorified. By 1920, the organization boasted over 1,100 branches in more than 40 countries throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. Garvey claimed over a million people had joined his organization in 3 years. In nine years he had built the largest mass movement of people of African descent in American history. It all begin to fail after Garvey was convicted of mail fraud and deported from the U.S. after his realease from prision in Nov. of 1927. The Black Star Line failed because of reported mismanagement and lack of sufficient funds. Garvey went back to his homeland of Jamaica where there and in London where he later moved continued his work until his death in June of 1940. He was originally buried in Kendal Green Cemetery in London and in 1964 his remains were later moved to National Heroes Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The U.N.I.A. still survives today and so does Marcus Garvey's legacy of racial pride and identification with the glorious African heritage of Black people. (bio by: Curtis Jackson)
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First of all i want people to know that Marcus Garvey didn't just leave the United States as they would have you to believe in his obituary.. He was deported by the U.S. Government because he was trying to bring black men and women across the globe toget...(Read more) -
Jean Tillman Added: Sep. 19, 2015
Still thinking of you and wishing you were still here with us.. we really need you now..R.I.P. Our once great leader. -
Jean Tillman Added: Sep. 12, 2015
a true model of leadershup -
Joe Chester Added: May. 31, 2015