Marcus Garvey

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Birthday
17, 1887
Birthplace
Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Death Date
Jun 10, 1940 (52)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
17, 1887
Birthplace
Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica
Death Date
Jun 10, 1940 (52)

About

Iconic leader in the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements who believed that all Americans and Europeans of African descent should return to Africa.

Before Fame

He worked as a time-keeper on a banana plantation in Costa Rica for several months while traveling around the Caribbean and Europe.

Trivia

He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica in 1914 and, by 1920, there were millions of members worldwide.

Family Life

He married Amy Jacques in 1922 and had two children with her.

Associated With

He was influenced by and corresponded with Booker T. Washington.