Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He was an inspiration to Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, the Rastafari movement, and many authors and poets throughout the Harlem Renaissance. Born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, Marcus was the last of eleven children. His mother was a farm/domestic worker and his father was a stone mason. He was deeply inspired by his father's strong bold points of view and passions. He started off as a printers apprentice in Kingston, Jamaica, which later inspired him to move to New York and get involved in newspaper and politics. These inspirations later lead him to create the UNIA which believed in social and economic equality for negroes and separation. The organization was yet another firm believer in African American colonization in the African nation of Liberia.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii