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Marcus Garvey
The life and career of the early 20th century black leader advocating separatism and a self-ruled African homeland.
# 21316 | 1,350 words | 8 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2003 in African-American Studies (General)

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"Marcus Garvey was an important figure in black America in the era between the two World Wars, and he organized a black movement that had considerable influence over subsequent black movements. He was one of the leaders in the movement seeking an African homeland, and he achieved an international following because of his particular abilities as a showman as well as an organizer. Many of Garvey's ideas have been rejected as the civil rights movement has altered course over the years, but it is time to reconsider and to examine some of the important and valuable ideas set forth by Garvey.

Garvey was a native of Jamaica who started a Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in that country in 1914, and his first manifesto called on all people of African heritage to establish a "Universal Confraternity." He met with hostility or..."

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