- 1 year ago
Playing tracks by
Big Youth, Burning Spear and Lutan Fyah.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940) leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, first African-American leader in American history to organize masses of people in a political movement. Garvey was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Harlem in 1916 at the age of 28. In his homeland he had been an admirer of Booker T. Washington's philosophy of self-improvement for people of African descent and had formed the Jamaica Improvement Association. When he arrived in America his ideas expanded and he became a Black Nationalist. For him, Africa was the ancestral home and spiritual base for all people of African descent. His political goal was to take Africa back from European domination and build a free and United Black Africa. A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. L