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Call for Pres.Obama to Pardon Marcus Garvey -Geoffrey Philp

Call for Pres.Obama to Pardon Marcus Garvey -Geoffrey Philp

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Jamaican diaspora blogger Geoffrey Philp, who is petitioning for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey. Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader, writer and thinker whose philosophy supported the Back to Africa movement of the 1920s, which advocated that members of the African diaspora return to their ancestral lands. He is considered a national hero in the land of his birth, remembered for his influence in Black Nationalism and Pan Africanism. But in the United States, Garvey is down on record as a convicted felon. GP: Last year, the White House rejected a plea by one of our current members, Mr. Donovan Parker, and I wrote a post about it - Obama Rejects Plea for Marcus Garvey's Pardon:  Mr. Ronald Rogers, White House pardon attorney, stated that the limited resources of the Justice Department would be better spent on other requests for presidential clemency. ‘It is the general policy of the Department of Justice that requests for posthumous pardons for federal offences not be process

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