Marcus Garvey (1887–1940)

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Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World
Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Drafted and adopted at Convention held in New York, 1920, over which Marcus Garvey presided as Chairman, and at which he was elected Provisional President of Africa.
First Message to the Negroes of the World from Atlanta Prison
By Marcus Garvey, The Negro World, 10 February 1925. If I die in Atlanta my work shall then only begin, but I shall live, in the physical or spiritual to see the day of Africa's glory. When I am dead wrap the mantle of the Red, Black and Green around me, for in the new life I shall rise with God's grace and blessing to lead the millions up the heights of triumph with the colors that you well know.

Secondary accounts

Fly The Red, Black And Green On Garvey's Birthday
By Ron Daniels, The Black World Today, 25 July 1999. The story of the great Black nationalist, Marcus Garvey.
Marcus Garvey
The Marcus Garvey Library, [19 June 2003]. The work and philosophy of The Right Excellent Dr. Marcus Mosiah Garvey represents many things to many people. Whatever people may think of him or his efforts for the race, Dr. Garvey had: One God, One Aim, One Destiny for his life, the Redemption of Africa.
Marcus Garvey (1887-1940): The Greatest Black Leader of the 20th Century
By Baruti M. Kamau, Editor-in-Chief Barutiwa News Service (BNS), 11 November 2003. A brief biography from the perspective of seeing Marcus Garvey as the father of international Black nationalism and the greatest Black leader of the 20th century.