Marcus Garvey is born

August 17

On August 17, 1887, Marcus Garvey was born in Jamaica.

Marcus Garvey was a prominent activist, journalist and author. In addition to his activism, Garvey spearheaded movements and founded organizations that sought to empower black people.

Garvey died in 1940 at the age of 52.


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