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Marcus Garvey. By: Michael Price. Early Life. Born 1887 in Jamaica. He was the only child in his family. He was an admirer of Booker T. Washington. He immigrated to Harlem when he was 28. When he arrived in America, he became a Black Nationalist. Life Story. Marcus had no children.
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Marcus Garvey By: Michael Price
Early Life • Born 1887 in Jamaica. • He was the only child in his family. • He was an admirer of Booker T. Washington. • He immigrated to Harlem when he was 28. • When he arrived in America, he became a Black Nationalist.
Life Story • Marcus had no children. • Marcus lived in Jamaica. • He advocated the Back to Africa movement and started a shipping company called Black Star Line. • Marcus was the leader of Universal Negro Improvement Association. • Over a million people joined his organization in 3 years.
Accomplishments • Marcus Garvey was known for fighting for freedom. • His political goal was to take Africa back from European. • The Negro World was the U.N.I.A weekly newspaper founded in 1918. • For him, Africa was the ancestral home and spiritual base for all people.
Legacy • Garvey left a legacy of racial pride. • He died in 1940.