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AFRICANGLOBE - The imposing statue of Marcus Garvey in Lawrence Park, St Ann's Bay, Jamaica has a powerful story behind its unveiling that, at the time, demonstrated a determined alliance with the African freedom fighters' movement thousands of miles away. It is a moving story, and one that should be told over and over again, not only in Jamaica, but across the continent of Africa,
AFRICANGLOBE - In honor of this year's Black History Month, we've gathered 30 inspirational quotes from some of the most influential Black personalities of all time. Arising out of "Negro History Week" of the 1960s, February has since been designated as Black History Month by every U.S. president since 1976.
AFRICANGLOBE - The current upsurge of Pan-Africanism sentiment were, to varying extents, ignited from Garvey’s ideological engine. Now that Africa is on the crest of another awakening, with Black pride, resource nationalism and economic growth turning the tide in the erstwhile “backyard of civilisation”, the philosopher’s influence is looming pertinent once again.
AFRICANGLOBE - Marcus Garvey, a simple but humble Black man from Jamaica, West Indies, was the first to forcefully speak about the concept of African nationalism—of Black people returning to Africa, the continent of their forefathers, in order to build a great nation of their own. His writings and ideas would inspire many leaders of the civil rights movement during the second half of the twentieth century.