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Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Birth: Aug. 17, 1887, Jamaica
Death: Jun. 10, 1940, England

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) 
Family links: 
  Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897 - 1969)*
  Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey (1895 - 1973)*
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Cause of death: Stroke
National Heroes Park
Kingston, Jamaica
Plot: Marcus Garvey Shrine
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Feb 05, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7151131
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- JasmineFlower
 Added: Dec. 29, 2016
Rest in power. We need more people like you who might be crushed by the system in their lifetime, but are vindicated by subsequent events.
- Wick
 Added: Aug. 17, 2016
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