This Day In Jamaican History

On this day in Jamaican history: Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey
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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this day in Jamaican history: On June 10, 1940 died in London, England. His remains were later interned at the National Heroes Park, Kingston Jamaica.  Marcus Garvey was born in St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann, on August 17, 1887 and was Jamaica’s first National Hero.  A Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He founded the Black Star Line, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.- Learn more about our National Heroes

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