~Founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
~Editor of Crisis which showcased African American issues and work
~Wanted African Americans to have equal rights as the whites
~ Promoted self-reliance for African Americans
~Garvey believed that the NAACP undermined and discouraged African American pride and self-confidence
~In 1923 the FBI collected enough evidence to charge Garvey with mail fraud
~"As I Grew Older"
~About the struggles he went through being black and becoming a poet
~It inspired many people
~"It don't mean a thing"
~Basically saying if the music isn't catchy then no one will listen to it