Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey born August 17th 1787 in Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica. to his parents Marcus Mosiah GArvey Sr. and Sarah Jane Richards. Marcus grew up learning to read and write and later went to Birkbeck, University of London.

Marcus Garvey was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA). He was a prominent spokesman for the “back to Africa” movement within black nationalism, which urged people of African ancestry to return to the continent. His religious Views were Christianity and Pan-Africanism.

People You will Catch with Marcus Garvey

More than likely you will see other Black Nationalist with Marcus Garvey like: Haile Selassie, W.E.B. Duboise, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington, Langston Hughes

3Fun Facts

1. Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jnr was born on 17 August 1887 in St Ann's Bay, Jamaica. His parents were Malcus Mosiah Garvey Snr, a stone mason and Sarah Jane Richards, a domestic worker. The Garvey's had 11 children, nine of whom died in early childhood. Only Marcus Garvey and his eldest sister Indiana lived to adulthood.

2. Marcus Mosiah Garvey's first wife was Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897-1969).They married in New York in 1919 but divorced in 1922. Amy Ashwood was a very active Pan-Africanist, social worker and activist for women's rights.

3. Marcus Mosiah Garvey's second wife was Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973).They married in New York in 1922 after his divorce. She was his personal secretary. Amy Jacques played key organisational roles in the UNIA and was instrumental in teaching people about Marcus Garvey after he died. She and Garvey had 2 sons Marcus Garvey Jnr and Julius Winston Garvey.

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