Marcus Garvey Influence

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born on August 17, 1887, in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica. He is regarded as a significant figure in American history due to his lifelong focus as an advocate of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements He was a social activist who inspired the Nation of Islam and the Rastafarian movement. Garvey established the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He advanced a Pan-African philosophy which inspired a global mass movement, known as Garveyism.
Before elaboration on the points above, it will be helpful to know a few thing about Garvey’s early life. He was the last of 11 children born to Marcus Garvey, Sr. and Sarah Jane Richards. His father was a great influence on him. Garvey
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He was addressed by his followers in the 1920s as a kind of political redeemer and nicknamed “the Negro Moses.” Garvey was responsible for putting forward ideas that helped to improve the political awareness of blacks worldwide. The significant psychological freedom from the bondage of racial inferiority that Garvey helped to break (and that Bob Marley sings about in his music) stands as a living, breathing evidence to the breadth and depth of the movement he created and its lasting historical …show more content…
Garvey established the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. Also, he 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 honor of his many contributions, Ghana has named its shipping line the Black Star Line and its national soccer team the Black Stars, in honor of

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