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Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr - Era of Inspiration A man with a purpose that led him to seek implement and test his knowledge was born on August 17 1887 in St Anns Bay Jamaica He was the eleventh child of Sarah and Marcus Garvey His name Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrLawler 15 Mr Garvey was compelled to uplift his people and instill in them that they are equal We want and shall have all of the same rights as other humans Mr Garvey was responsible for a movement that made African Americans worldwide hunger to hear his words and hunger for freedom and equality At the tender age of eleven Marcus was given his first introduction to racism He realized that he would be treated differently because of the color of his skin This upset him and was the beginning of his quest to answer one important question Why cant I be treated equally From 1906-1914 Garvey traveled and maintained a variety of jobs always faced with the same despair You are not equal therefore you will not be treated or paid fairly Perry 2 After must disgust and let downs Marcus Garvey returned to his home to Jamaica In 1910 he began his journalist exposure by starting the newspaper The WatchmanUNIA-ACL He put several other papers in place but the most successful one was the weekly Negro World that ran from 1918-1933 in Harlem In 1914 the Universal Negro Improvement Association was formed in Jamaica with Marcus Garvey as the leader He had seen and witnessed the oppression felt by his people worldwide and decided that he would do something about it The goals of the UNIA were to Promote the spirit of race pride and love Administer to and assist the needy Reclaim the fallen of the race Establish universities colleges and secondary schools for the further education and culture of the boys and girls of the race Conduct a worldwide commercial
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