Often called the “Black Moses” of his time, Garvey came to the U.S. in 1916 where he established a UNIA branch and his “Negro World” newspaper. He was the founder of the Negro Factories Corporation, the Black Star Line of steamships, a printing press, a hotel, laundries, and a chain of grocery stores and restaurants.
Marcus Garvey quotes:
“Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.”
Take the kinks out of your mind not your hair.”
“The whole world is run on bluff.”
“The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind.”
“What you do today that is worthwhile inspires others to act at some future time.”
Garvey was born August 17 1877 in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica and attended school until he was 14. His wandering feet took him to Central America and London before returning to Jamaica where he founded the Universal Negro Improvement and Conservation Association (UNIA).