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Jul 11 2005, 10:17 PM
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I was just reading about him... and found it very interesting...

Marcus Mosiah Garvey (August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940) was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, crusader for black nationalism and founder of the UNIA-ACL. He was born in Jamaica. Garvey is best remembered as a champion of the "back-to-Africa" movement, which was interpreted as encouraging people of African ancestry to return to their ancestral homeland. He is also recognized as the most important prophet of the "back-to-Africa" Rastafari movement. Garvey said he wanted those of African ancestry to "redeem" Africa, and for the European colonial powers to leave it. Although Garvey was raised Methodist, he became a Roman Catholic.

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American Experience - Marcus Garvey


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Jul 12 2005, 11:02 AM
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There was a show about him on PBS last night. Well sort of. A woman had found some stock certificates in the Black Star Line, and had the history detectives check it out to see if they were legit. He was a pretty interesting guy. The first in the black pride movement I believe.


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Cool post Zap.


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