Social Activist. Born Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. on August 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamica. Self-educated, Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association, dedicated to promoting African-Americans and resettlement in Africa. In the United States he launched several businesses to promote a separate black nation. After he was convicted of mail fraud and deported back to Jamaica, he continued his work for black repatriation to Africa.
What was the first Black corporation? Where did the Red, Black, and Green flag originate? Why did J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI recruit the first black agent to infiltrate this corporation? All these answers and more can be found by watching, American Experience: Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind.