Marcus Garvey who was born in St. Anns, Jamaica August 17, 1877, and he
was all about black pride. HE was the one who established the United NEgro Improvement
Association. It says at this link that the United Negro Improvement Association
was for blacks to be economically strong and educated:
In 1919, Garvey started the Black Star Shipping Line. Garvey promoted cross continental
trade through the use of his red, black and green banner of Pan
Africanism. Marcus was outspoken at the printer’s strike because
of his firm belief in great working conditions. The first UniA
convention opened on August 1, 1920 with a parade that went
along Lenox Avenue in Harlem New york.
Marcus Garvey and his organized UNIA created 700 branches in
38 states by the 1920s.
Additional information found at this site
Marcus Garvey informed a crowd of people of his plans to build an
African nation state.
Marcus Garvey was elected the First Provisional President of Africa. This
position he took was ratified in Convention in Harlem New York.
During the 1935-1939 era, Dr. Garvey edited and owned the
Black Man Magazine from Beauchamp St. W. 14 Fulham. While he was in
Europe He continued to write bold nationalistic material and poetry:
Information found at:
Recently, I found out there is a Marcus Garvey School in California.
Way to Go California!
Oh and I give a round of applause to the University of Nothern Colorado
for the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center they have:
I’m so glad for his leader abilities. He is a powerful man even in his death.
More people should know about his great work, especially black people.
He is definitely my role model and he makes the biggest impression
with his actions.