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Black History Month Spotlight: Marcus Garvey

Black History Month Spotlight: Marcus Garvey

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by JEROME NICHOLAS clementscommunications@gmail.com Marcus Garvey was born in Jamaica on August 17th, 1887. He was an orator, philosopher, entrepreneur, journalist, publisher and political leader. He believed in Pan Africanism and founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and African Communities Leagues. Their manifesto was One God, One Aim, One Destiny. He wrote that all those of African descent must hold together. "Our union must know no clime, no boundary or nationality ...to, let us hold together under all climes and in every country.” In the 1902’s Garvey most famously said "Black people will never be successful depending on white people or other races. We must come together and do for self." Garvey built factories which made clothing and Black dolls with wh