The U.S. Government Surveillance of Marcus Garvey Essay by DJ Heav

The U.S. Government Surveillance of Marcus Garvey
This paper discusses the U.S. government surveillance of Marcus Garvey and his famous newspaper, the "Negro World."
# 25484 | 2,859 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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In this paper the writer discusses the scrutiny executed by the Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation, U.S. military intelligence and the Postmaster General's Office, as well as the actions of the British colonial power in Jamaica, all in hopes of suppressing Garvey's "radicalism."

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"Late in the spring of 1918, Marcus Garvey, a 28-year-old aspiring journalist and self-appointed "race leader," came to the attention of federal authorities as he preached black redemption on a Harlem street corner. During the evenings, Garvey gave sidewalk speeches on Lennox Avenue between 134th and 137th streets (Hill 1983, 1:281), a favorite gathering place for blacks in Harlem. That northern section of Manhattan was rapidly becoming black America's cultural center, with the inauguration of the so-called "Harlem Renaissance" (Clarke 1974, 181.) A Jamaican immigrant who arrived in New York two years earlier, Garvey preached vigorously to rapt curbside audiences of pride in the black race, of economic justice and of racial equality."

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