An advocant of the black Nationalism movements
Marcus Gravey was a advocate of the black Nationalism movement. He was bron in Jamaica. He was born August 17 1887. He has eleven older siblings and his father was an amazing influence on Garvey. His father was severe, firm, determined, bold and strong as Garvey described him. He became a printers apprentice at the age of 14. He traveled to kingston Jamaica and was quickly involved with union activities. He was traveling throughout Central America, three years later, As a newspaper writor and editor.
During the 1920's his Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was the largest secular organization int African-Amercican history. He was indicated for mail fraud by the U.S. Justice Department in 1923 and spent 2 years in prison. He was then deported to Jamaica. He then later died in London on June 10th, 1940.