Born in Jamaica in 1887, Marcus Garvey was one of the strongest voices for Black Nationalism in history. Garvey advanced a Pan-African philosophy which
inspired a global mass movement, known as Garveyism. His message of pride and dignity inspired many in the early days of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. In tribute to his many contributions, Garvey’s bust has been displayed in the Organization of American States’ Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C. The country of Ghana has named its shipping line the Black Star Line and its national soccer team the Black Stars, in honor of Garvey.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
– Marcus Garvey
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