Marcus Mosiah Garvey By Nasanya Jones
Family life • Marcus Garvey was born on August 17,1887 he died on June 10, 194. He was born in St.Ann Bays Jamaica. He was the youngest child of 11 in stonemason. He went to local elementary school. In 1903 he went to the capital, Kingston, to work as a printer. He soon became involved in public activities and helped form the Printers Union, the first trade union in Jamaica. In 1907 he took part in the unsuccessful printer’s strike, where organized workers refused to work unless certain demands were met.
about the problems of those with less opportunity, to an African nationalist determined to lift an entire race from bondage. He visited Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, and worked as an editor for several radical newspapers. He proceeded to England, where contacts with African nationalists stimulated in him a keen interest have come across so many weaklings who profess to be leaders, and in the test he have found them but the slaves of a nobler class. Marcus Garvey to Zebedee Green Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 13, 1927 Send me immediately duplicate of communication sent Some fact about Marcus Garvey
His achievement • 1920 Garvey was a Jamaican-born black nationalist who created a 'Back to Africa' movement in the United States. He became an inspirational figure for later civil rights activists • He returned to Jamaica in1914 and founded the (UNIA) Universal Nergo Improvement Association. In 1916 Garvey moved to Harlem in New York where UNIA thrived. By now a formidable public speaker, Garvey spoke across American. He urged African American to be proud of their race and return to their race and return to African, their ancestral homeland and attracted thousand of supporters.
Quiz • In what year was Marcus Garvey born • A)1845 • B)1898 • C)1887 • D)1881
Wrong • A)1845 • B)1898 • D)1881
Correct • C) 1887