Gone But Not Forgotten: Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey!

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Marcus Garvey was a proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, inspiring the Nation of Islam and the Rastafarian movement.

Born in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey was an orator for the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. Garvey advanced a Pan-African philosophy which inspired a global mass movement, known as Garveyism. Garveyism would eventually inspire others, from the Nation of Islam to the Rastafari movement.

 

source: http://www.biography.com/people/marcus-garvey-9307319

6 Comments

  • Mike July 11, 2019 - 4:48 am Reply

    We all matter especially those that went through the hardest times that help us get to where where we are today. I salute you Brother. ✊🥇💪

  • Kaneisha July 11, 2019 - 11:47 am Reply

    His Birthday is August 17th

  • William Chamberlain July 11, 2019 - 1:42 pm Reply

    Marcus Carvey was an often discussed man in my fathers house, because he was born in Kinston Jamacia, in 1903!!!! The Pan-African Movement was a real discussion, but the thought of going Back to Jamacia, or Africa was not taken seriously, because mu Mother taught School, and My Father worked for the City of Nwe York, both having good jobs, and collecting pensions upon retirement!!

  • Marie L Vera July 11, 2019 - 5:11 pm Reply

    Keneisha is correct re day of birth and also, Mr. Garvey was born in 1887.

    • Kiambe B Tunsil July 12, 2019 - 4:16 pm Reply

      Marie L Vera,
      I “think” William Chamberlain was referring to his OWN father’s date of birth. At least I think so. Either way, Marcus Garvey’s push for self-pride and efficacy which, to him, meant supporting the “Mother Land,” including possible relocation to Africa, particularly during his day which my paternal great-grandmother’s and grandfather’s day, I think, simply because the blunt and overt racism and acts of violence being perpetrated against blacks at that time caused a number of blacks to at least consider doing so. One thing I WILL say is that we as blacks MUST support each other more than we do. I am not saying everything you buy has to come from a BLACK business person nor am I saying you can only attend BLACK colleges and universities. What I AM saying is that we HAVE to do a better job raising our youth and giving them the BEST EXAMPLES to follow which, by the way, includes introducing children to the Lord and his father, Almighty God, depending on who you worship and believe in. This request includes admitting (grown folk) when you have made a mistake, apologizing to others when you have wronged them, LISTENING to each other whether you like them or agree with them or not, give a “good morning or afternoon” to someone (That could be the difference between someone committing suicide because they feel no one listens to them anymore or getting up the next day by God’s grace and giving it another shot!), and many other small but significant things. I apologize, Mrs. Vera, for the LONG response. I guess I started typing and just lost myself. Anyway, have a nice day.

  • Rasta Tunji July 15, 2019 - 9:51 am Reply

    Let’s exalt the name of the late great Prophet Marcus Mosiah Garvey, O.M. Be reminded that the prophet has come in every generation (~100 yrs). Jesus (Geez’s) had come to exalt the Christ in all people but Rastafari, from the same lineage (Judah) come to blaze fire on infidels and bald heads, and to set those in captivity, free. Marcus Garvey, like other great Prophets have seen the light, that elevated Haile Selassie-I to the throne of the Godhead. David’s throne is for the chosen, unlike other head of state and presidents who have their SEAT on chairs. Look around you!! Get it straight. Zion train is coming.

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