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August 17, 2013 - Marcus Garvey 126th Birthday - 08/17/2013
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Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH  (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) Political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He founded the Black Star Line, part of the Back-to-Africa movement, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands. Aug. 17, 2012 - Marcus Garvey would be 126 years old  Garvey's Empire of Ethiopia. -Marcus Garvey as head of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League of the World, believes in a world-movement for the unification of political and economic interests of all negroes everywhere. He believes that as Europe and America are the home of the white man, and Asia of the yellow man, that Africa should be for the negro race. This growing race consciousness was stimulated by the participation of two million negroes in the world-war who now desire liberty and democracy as a race-a thing for which they claim they were asked to fight in Europe. An international con- vention composed of three thousand negro delegates met in New York in December to frame a bill of rights for the negro race. They complained of many grievances such as lynching, Jim-Crowism, disfranchisement, industrial exploitation, segregation, and various other kinds of discrimination. The convention elected official...

August 17, 2013 - Marcus Garvey 126th Birthday



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