spot_img

This Day in History: Marcus Garvey, Pan-Africanism Pioneer, Dies in 1940 at Age 52

Date:

spot_img

Marcus Garvey, the leader of the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, died in London after suffering from several strokes on this day, June 10, in 1940. He was 52.

Born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, on Aug. 17, 1887, Garvey credited his father, a stone mason, for instilling in him a passion for reading and a spirit of self-determination.

His interest in activism began at age 14, when he left school to become a printer’s assistant and later became involved in union activities in Kingston, Jamaica.

In 1912, he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which aimed to unite the entire African diaspora.

Garvey’s legacy would later inspire the formation of the Nation of Islam and notable civil rights leaders, including Malcolm X, in the 1950s and 1960s.


Click play to listen to the AURN News report from Clay Cane. Follow @claycane & @aurnonline for more.

The post This Day in History: Marcus Garvey, Pan-Africanism Pioneer, Dies in 1940 at Age 52 appeared first on American Urban Radio Networks.

Read the Black Chronicle Black History Edition for Free! Click Below

Read the Black Chronicle Black History Edition for Free! Click Below

spot_img
spot_img

Subscribe

Share post:

Popular

More like this
Related

Wisconsin monitoring bird flu in animals ahead of summer fair season

(The Center Square) – Wisconsin’s public health managers don’t...

Spokane Valley OKs $250 million transportation program; half ‘Unfunded’

(The Center Square) – Spokane Valley officials approved a...

Texas towns under water, river basins flooding as Tropical Storm Alberto moves in

(The Center Square) – Several towns are under water,...

Pennsylvania out birdwatching to build third statewide atlas

(The Center Square) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission wants...