Start Date

20-4-2017 12:45 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 2:00 AM

Subjects

Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) -- Influence, Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) -- Political and social views, Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) -- Trials litigation etc., Jamaica -- Social conditions -- 20th century

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Marcus Garvey was a 20th century Jamaican civil rights leader. Garvey is noted for founding the Universal Negro Improvement Association in an effort to promote black pride as well as establish black economic independence through the creation of negro owned businesses. Despite the contributions he made to civil rights efforts, much of Garvey’s career was shrouded in controversy. Drawing on primary sources including letters written by Garvey and articles written by the foremost thinkers of the NAACP, this papers examines the numerous professional scandals in Garvey’s life, specifically his ties to white supremacy, poor relationships with other civil rights leaders, and his business failures.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19806

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Apr 20th, 12:45 PM Apr 20th, 2:00 AM

Marcus Garvey: A Legacy Obscured by Infamy

Marcus Garvey was a 20th century Jamaican civil rights leader. Garvey is noted for founding the Universal Negro Improvement Association in an effort to promote black pride as well as establish black economic independence through the creation of negro owned businesses. Despite the contributions he made to civil rights efforts, much of Garvey’s career was shrouded in controversy. Drawing on primary sources including letters written by Garvey and articles written by the foremost thinkers of the NAACP, this papers examines the numerous professional scandals in Garvey’s life, specifically his ties to white supremacy, poor relationships with other civil rights leaders, and his business failures.