UCLA News|Week: Inside the Marcus Garvey archives

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On this News|Week: Prominent black activist Marcus Garvey’s archive has been 30 years in the making. UCLA historian Robert A. Hill explores his collection and discusses his latest edited volume of the Garvey papers, which reveal the importance of Caribbean people in American race relations.

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patriotcitzen says:

"What's important is weather you're a Jamaican, Grenadian, Trinidadian, Barbadian, Guyanese…not simply weather you're Black."…(or African)  [Timeline: 2:23]

For Africans to self-divide or define themselves based on which island or country European slave traders sold their forefathers, is to essentially allow your oppressors to define you, and your offspring, for posterity.  South Florida, is made up largely of Caribbean's with a sizable amount of the population being born of African fore-parents. However, unlike the many Russians, Asians and non-Black-Latinos who unite amongst themselves to create strong social and business communities, Caribbeans are divided, and refuse to associate with other Africans in America or other Caribbeans if they're not from the same island that they are from.  I don't believe that's the Universal Association among Africans (Negros) for which Garvey dedicated his life. From the Negro World to the Black Star Line, Garvey never divorced himself from Africa or it's people. He traveled wherever Africans were in the world in order to connect and unite with them.  Perhaps your writings can actually take a queue from Garvey's life.  In that way you can honor what "he" truly dedicated his life for… Unity among his people.

patriotcitzen says:

There is no prejudice or assumptions that UNIA was an African-American movement.  The fact that Garvey was a Black man from Jamaica has no more distinction among Africans in America than does the fact that Mandela is a Black man from Africa or that Obama is a Black man born in Hawaii of a Black man from Kenya. Try to repurpose your research, Mr. Hill, and make no contribution toward dividing Africans, regardless of where they're from. Garvey's purpose was to improve conditions for all Black humanity.  He was wise enough to utilize the stage set by Blacks in America, like, Douglas, BT Washington, Dubois,  Robeson, Buffalo Soldiers, etc, because he understood that their struggle was fertile ground from which to launch his UNIA.  His vision and contribution will always be appreciated and respected.  Now let's move forward together…positively.

LeahTVdotcom says:

Aloha
from Maui Hawaii,
He was all so eh poet and one of the greatist 'Pan Africanist' of our time ! There has been eh film made on Garvey all so.

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