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Marcus Mosiah Garvey, The Man Who Led the Largest Mass Movement In Black History

(August 17, 1887 – June 10, 1940)

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. was born August 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. Out of 11 siblings, he was the youngest and only he and one of his sisters lived to adulthood.

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5 Pieces of Rosa Park’s Civil Rights Legacy That Are Deeper Than That Singular Moment On a Bus

On this day in history, Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on the bus. However, she did far more than what most people know her for.

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Why Marcus Garvey’s Teachings Are as Important Today as They Were in His Time

It is often said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the case of Black people, there are leaders who, during troubled times, provided templates for self-empowerment, models for us to emerge from our oppression and build our own institutions. And it is incumbent upon us to learn the lessons they laid out for us, rather than reinvent the wheel. One of the foremost examples is Marcus Garvey, the father of Black Nationalism and Pan Africanism.

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A Hundred Years of Marcus Garvey

For me and many others, Marcus Garvey qualifies as the greatest Black man of the past hundred years. Of course, there are many, many others. There is Kwame Nkrumah and Haile Selassie I and Patrice Lumumba and Nelson Mandela from Africa. And Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the great hero of the Dalits of India, ranks high as well. But for me, Garvey is tops.

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