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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. ONH was a proponent of Black nationalism in Jamaica and especially the United States. He was a leader of a mass movement called Pan-Africanism and he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League . He also founded the Black Star Line, a shipping and passenger line which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands. Although most American Black leaders condemned his methods and his support for racial segregation, Garvey attracted a large following. The Black Star Line went bankrupt and Garvey was imprisoned for mail fraud in the selling of its stock. His movement then rapidly collapsed.

Birth: 1887-08-17

Died: 1940-06-10

Nickname: Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr.

Occupation: Publisher, journalist

Known for: Activism, black nationalism, Pan-Africanism

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