He Inspired Every Black Freedom Fighter of The 20th Century
One measure of the influence of Marcus Garvey’s philosophy and accomplishments is the impact on the leaders directly influenced and inspired by him. Mr. Garvey has inspired every major black movement of the 20th century, both in Africa and the Americas. Notable followers of Garvey’s ideology include: Minister Louis Farrakhan, President Nnamdi Azikiwe, Elijah Muhammad, President Kwame Nkrumah, Kwame Toure, President Jomo Kenyatta, President Nelson Mandela, President Patrice Lumumba, President Julius Nyerere, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. They are only a few examples of leaders both on the African continent and in the United States who credit Marcus Garvey’s philosophy and accomplishments as their inspiration.