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Marcus Garvey the Anti-colonial Champion Born in St Anns Bay Jamaica on August 17 1887 Marcus Garvey was the youngest of 11 children Garvey moved to Kingston at the age of 14 found work in a print shop and became acquainted with the abysmal living conditions of the laboring class He quickly involved himself in social reform participating in the first Printers Union strike in Jamaica in 1907 and in setting up the newspaper The Watchman Leaving the island to earn money to finance his projects he visited Central and South America amassing evidence that black people everywhere were victims of discrimination He visited the Panama Canal Zone and saw the conditions under which the West Indians lived and worked He went to Ecuador Nicaragua Honduras Colombia and Venezuela Everywhere blacks were experiencing great hardships Garvey returned to Jamaica distressed at the situation in Central America and appealed to Jamaicas colonial government to help improve the plight of West Indian workers in Central America His appeal fell on deaf ears Garvey also began to lay the groundwork of the Universal Negro Improvement Association to which he was to devote his life Undaunted by lack of enthusiasm for his plans Garvey left for England in 1912 in search of additional financial backing While there he met a Sudanese-Egyptian journalist Duse Mohammed Ali While working for Alis publication African Times and Oriental Review Garvey began to study the history of Africa particularly the exploitation of black peoples by colonial powers He read Booker T Washingtons Up From Slavery which advocated black self-help
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