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."·
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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