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The paper discusses the background, views and literature of Marcus Garvey and focuses on the rivalry between him and W.E.B. Dubois. The paper explains that Dubois saw the image of the black man as intertwined with the society in which he was being discriminated against while Garvey believed Africans in the Western hemisphere should form their own country. The paper also addresses the way the US government undermined Garvey's work and how many intellectual leaders of the black community resisted his efforts. The paper shows how although Garvey's career was relatively short, he still shined very brightly in African-American and Jamaican history.
From the Paper:"Marcus Garvey's career was relatively short but extremely tumultuous and filled. He was a different kind of civil rights leader, one who advocated not turning over or succeeding within the system which the enslaved black man was born or brought into, but abandoning it completely by walking away from it altogether. He encouraged the black man to educate himself about his own ethnicity, and take pride in it, celebrate it, and return to a purer and more faithful form of existence.
"He was born on August 17, 1887 in St. Ann's Bay on Jamaica's North Coast, the youngest of 11 children. His parents were reportedly to have pure black racial colorlines (Marcus Garvey, 2007). His father was a descendant of the Maroons, escaped slaves who fought guerilla battles in the mountains of the region, so Garvey was always attuned to and proud of his racial heritage."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cronon, David and Franklin, John Hope. Black Moses: The Story of Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (Paperback). University of Wisconsin Press; 2 edition (March 15, 1960).
- Garvey, Marcus. African Philosophy (The New Marcus Garvey Library ; No. 7).Majority Press (March 1986).
- Garvey, Marcus and Garvey, Ana Jacques. The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans (The New Marcus Garvey Library, No. 9).Majority Press; Centennial edition (November 1986).
- Hong, Karen E. Looking to Africa.(history of Rastafarians). Faces: People, Places, and Cultures 17.8 (April 2001): p18.
- "Marcus Garvey: August 17, 1887. (Black nationalist was born on this date in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica)." Jet 90.n14 (August 19, 1996): pp20(1).
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