Marcus Garvey

Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was the last of 11 children. Garvey wanted to take Blacks from all over world back to Africa. In 1912 he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) with the aim of bringing together all of the African diaspora. In 1912, the UNIA had its first international convention in New York City; Garvey spoke of pride in African culture and history to an audience of over 50,000 from all over the globe. In 1929, Garvey traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to describe the world-wide abuse of Africans to the League of Nations.


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