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Marcus Garvey poster



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Poster 'Marcus Garvey centenary celebrations',




Width: 300mm
Height: 420mm

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Marcus Garvey

Jamaican born Marcus Garvey (1887 – 1940) is an inspirational figure for civil rights activists across the world. His ideas were celebrated in Hackney to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. He created a ‘Back to Africa’ movement in America. In 1914 he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) which thrived in New York. To facilitate the return to Africa that he advocated, he founded the Black Star Line in 1919, to provide transportation to African Americans, and the Negro Factories Corporation, to encourage Black economic independence.

In 1935 he moved to London where he died in 1940.

People Power: Black British Arts & Activism in Hackney 1960s-2000s
4 October 2016 to 21 January 2017

Marcus Garvey Centenary Celebrations, 1987

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. (1887-1940) was a Jamaican political activist who founded Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He was an internationally influential Pan-Africanist and his ideas came to be known as Garveyism. In 1987 there were a number of events in Hackney to mark 100 years since Marcus Garvey’s birth.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

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