This month marks the 124th Physical Day anniversary of the iconic Pan-Afrikan warrior born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica on August 17th 1887.
Marcus Mosiah Garvey is considered by many factologists [historians] to be one of the greatest freedom fighters ever, as he amassed a legion of loyal followers world-wide with just a newspaper.
In acknowledgment, the annual ‘Black Power March’ was conducted in Harlem by a contingent of a couple hundred modern-day Garveyites. Black Nationalist pioneer and Marcus’ ideological son, Carlos Cooks, initiated the yearly occasion 71 years ago.
Beginning from the very park which is named after him, at corner of 124th St. & 5th Ave., they visited a few local locations where the Pan-Afrikan advocate frequented.
Marcus Garvey’s success in liberating millions psychologically enslaved Afrikans throughout the Diaspora from a mentally-death, as well as from the oppressive system of capitalism, can never be denied. His accomplishments certify his legacy as one of the most influential individuals of the 20th century.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots!” Garvey once warned.
Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey Speach