Marcus Garvey arrives in the U.S.

March 23

On March 23, 1916, Marcus Garvey arrived in the U.S.

His intention was to attend a lecture tour and meet with influential leader Booker T. Washington. Unfortunately, Washington died before he arrived. While in the U.S., Garvey founded a chapter of the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem, NY (1917). 


Immigrationprof blog: Immigrant of the day: Marcus Garvey. Law Professor Blogs Network. (n.d.). Retrieved March 1, 2023, from–2.html

Marcus Garvey: Quotes, Books & Death – History – History. (n.d.). Retrieved March 1, 2023, from 

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