Marcus Garvey

Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey was a passionate black nationalist with a love of extravagant uniforms. He dedicated himself in the 1920s to the fight for Negro rights and urged his followers to "forget the white gods." Demanding freedom for Africa, he promised that "Her redemption is coming like a storm."ยท His movement soon collapsed, but his ideas exerted a powerful influence in America.

You can hear a podcast about his life: here

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