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Celebrate Black Excellence: 10 Interesting Facts About Marcus Garvey

Celebrating the Life of Marcus Garvey

marcusgarveysittingincarMarcus Garvey was born Aug. 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Garvey was the youngest of 11 children. In 1903, at 16, he went to Kingston to work as a printer.

He soon became a catalyst to the formation of the Printers Union, the first trade union in Jamaica.


Garvey attended Birkbeck College in London around 1912. He worked for The African Times and Oriental Review at the college. His first article was published on Oct. 13, 1913.

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