Philosophy & Opinions of Marcus Garvey

Philosophy & Opinions of Marcus Garvey

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr. (1887-1940) was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. This is the first volume in the classic work, The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey (originally published in 1923). It is a collection of his speeches and essays compiled by his widow, Amy Jacques Garvey, setting out a vision to unite Africa and Africans. As an early proponent of the Back-to-Africa movement, Garvey encouraged a sense of pride and self-worth among Africans and those in the African diaspora. He formed the Universal Negro Improvement Association which was a critical link in Black America's centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality.This collection of Garvey's writing remains one of the most famous to this day, still very relevant to the plight of Black people globally. In his own time he was hailed as a redeemer, a Black Moses. Though he failed to realize all his objectives, his movement still represents an attempt at liberation from the psychological bondage of racial inferiority.This is a must for every bookshelf!