Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Birth
Saint Ann's Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Death 10 Jun 1940 (aged 52)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Plot Marcus Garvey Shrine
Memorial ID 7151131 · View Source
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Civil Rights Leader. He was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and the first black leader in American history to organize masses of people in a political movement. In 1918 he 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.

Bio by: Curtis Jackson


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  • Originally Created by: Curtis Jackson
  • Added: 5 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7151131
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marcus Mosiah Garvey (17 Aug 1887–10 Jun 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7151131, citing National Heroes Park, Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica ; Maintained by Find A Grave .