Marcus Garvey: Black Nationalist Crusader and Entrepreneur (Signature Lives: Modern World)

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In the early 20th century, Africa was largely controlled by European powers, and blacks around the world suffered discrimination. Jamaican-born Marcus Garvey feared the extinction of the black race unless his people took control of their own destinies. He felt he was fated to show the way and lead his people to better times. As founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, Garvey developed a worldwide following that numbered in the millions. Often controversial, Garvey never strayed from his message, that black people needed to reclaim Africa and return their race to the greatness of their ancestors.

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Readers, grade seven and up, learn of men and women who have struggled throughout their lives to remain faithful to their dreams and, as a consequence, made a significant impact on the world. Their stories are told with details that not only cover their p --Multicultural Review

Black Pride! You might be surprised to learn that this idea was first articulated by Marcus Garvey almost 100 years ago. Born in Jamaica in 1887, Garvey left school at the age of fourteen to support his family. Bright and determined, he continued to educa --Children's Literature

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