Marcus Garvey Quote
The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans (1923 edition), The Majority Press - ISBN: 9780912469249
Variant: "Up, up, you mighty race! You can accomplish what you will."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMarcus Garvey
Born: August 17, 1887
Died: June 10, 1940 (aged 52)
Occupation: Publisher, journalist
Bio: Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League.
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