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28 Days of Black History Month: Marcus Garvey (August 17, 1887-June 10, 1940)
Marcus Garvey was a controversial Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a key figure in Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), as well as the Black Star Line, a shipping line used in part with the Back to Africa movement, which supported and promoted the return of the descendants of enslaved Africans (African diaspora) back to Africa. His intent of the movement was for those of African ancestry to redeem Africa and for the European colonialists to leave it. He was convinced that blacks should have a homeland in Africa, and Garvey sought to develop Liberia with the “Liberia Program”(developed in 1920). The program intended to buil colleges, industrial plants, and railroads. It was later abandoned several years later due to opposition by European powers with interest in Liberia. J. Edgar Hoover head of the Bureau of Investigation (later, the FBI) hired a group of five African American agents to investigate any wrongdoing in the UNIA. He was later charged with mail fraud pertaining the brochures for the Black Star Line. He was sentenced to 5 years, his sentence was excommunicated by President Coolidge and he was deported back to Jamaica. On June 10, 1940, Garvey died in London after two strokes.
On another note, W.E.B. Du Bois, felt that Marcus Garvey’s actions were “original and promising” but also stated Garvey was the most dangerous enemy of the Negro race in the world. He also went on to call him a “lunatic or a traitor”. Garvey stated that W. E. B. Du Bois was “a white man’s nigger.” They weren’t really fond of each other, to say the least.
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