There is an opportunity to massively honor Marcus Mosiah Garvey—the greatest organizer of Black global empowerment who ever lived—with a simple stroke of a pen. By adding your name to a petition for President Biden to grant Garvey a posthumous pardon, you help rectify an unjust persecution. Here’s why your signature is greatly needed.
In 1914, as people of African descent faced colonial conquest, Jim Crow subjugation, and varied systems of racial oppression throughout the world, Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He aimed to improve the social, political, educational, and economic conditions of Black people throughout the world. A wide range of businesses were established that included chains of groceries, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, and newspapers with world-wide circulation. The UNIA paramilitary legion, Black Cross Nurses, Black Eagle Flying Corps, and Black Star Steamship Line were formed to carry out special operations. In 1920, just three years after Garvey arrived in the United States, more than 1,100 UNIA chapters were established in 40 countries. By 1926, 11 million men and women constituted the largest Black organization in history.
No single person has done more to unite and inspire millions of Black people to love, empower, and govern themselves. That’s why preserving Garvey’s true legacy is paramount.
Please join his only surviving child, Dr. Julius Garvey, in this coordinated global movement to exonerate the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
Click the “More About Garvey” button below to learn about Garvey’s epic work, grossly unfounded conviction, and why he must be exonerated.