Celebrate Black Excellence: 10 Interesting Facts About Marcus Garvey


MG10 (caribjournal.com)

Garvey has become an international symbol for Black freedom. Civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. called him “the first man, on a mass scale, to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”



From 1936 to 1938, Garvey attended conventions in Toronto in order to set up the School of African Philosophy.

In 1940, he suffered a stroke that led to his death at age 52. In 1964, the Jamaican government proclaimed Garvey a national hero. The nation also created a shrine to honor him.

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