|List of Marcus Garvey's achievements|
|Topic Started: Nov 5 2011, 02:01 PM (29,663 Views)|
|Afield Negro||Nov 5 2011, 02:01 PM Post #1|
Marcus Garvey was one of the greatest black leaders we ever had. He organized more black people than any other black leader in the world. Marcus Garvey said that black people will never become successful depending on whites or other races of people, he said that as black people we must come together and do for self. I'm going to list some of Marcus Garvey's achievements.
1. Marcus Garvey built factories, and his factories made clothes and they also made black dolls for black kids to play with.
2. He built a hotel.
3. He built a chain of grocery stores.
4. His organization had their own trucking company.
5. He built schools.
6. He built restaurants.
7. His organization had their own printing press.
8. He started 3 newspapers.
9. His main newspaper was called the Negro World, and that newspaper was published in English, Spanish and French.
10. His organization bought 3 ships and they started practicing international trade and commerce.
11. Marcus Garvey's organization owned office buildings.
12. His organization also bought an auditorium in New York, and that's where Garvey did most of his speaking and that place was called Liberty Hall.
13. By 1922 Marcus Garvey organization had 6 million members.
14. His organization had over 900 branches in 40 different countries.
15. Marcus Garvey also started his own political party, and he named it The Peoples Political Party.
16. Marcus Garvey was the first black leader that changed the (mindset) of black people. He taught blacks to love themselves, and he taught us to be proud of the way that God made us.
17. Kwame Nkrumah became the first president of Ghana, and he said that Marcus Garvey was his hero and his biggest influence. Nkrumah named Ghana's shipping line the Black Star Shipping line in honor of Marcus Garvey. He also named Ghana's soccer team the Black Stars.
18. Jomo Kenyatta became the first president of Kenya, and he also said that Marcus Garvey was a major influence on him.
19. Nnamdi Azikiwe became the first president of Nigeria, and said that Marcus Garvey was a major influence on him. He said that reading Garvey's Negro World shaped his view.
20. Julius Nyerere became the first president of Tanzania, and he also said that Garvey's teachings was a major influence on him.
21. Patrice Lumumba was influenced by Garvey.
22. Malcolm X mother joined Marcus Garvey organization when she was 19 years old. Malcolm's parents met each other at a Universal Negro Improvement Association convention in Montreal Canada in 1919, and they later got married. They were active members of Marcus Garvey organization. His father was the president of the UNIA in Omaha Nebraska and his mother was a secretary for the UNIA in Nebraska .
23. The honorable Elijah Muhammad the leader of the Nation of Islam praised Marcus Garvey. He said that Garvey was the forerunner and laid the foundation for what the Nation of Islam is doing. He said that they are carrying on the work of Garvey.
24. Historian Dr. John Henrik Clarke said that Marcus Garvey was one of the greatest minds ever produced.
25. Miles Davis said that his father was greatly influenced my Marcus Garvey.
26. Marcus Garvey said that his organization employed 1000's of people through the businesses that they created.
Marcus Garvey did all of that without any help from white people or the Government, and he did it with an 8th grade education. He did this during a time when there were no televisions or computers. The television wasn't invented until 1927.
Kwame Nkrumah quote on Garvey.
Jomo Kenyatta quote on Garvey.
Malcolm X quote on Marcus Garvey.
Martin Luther King Jr quote on Marcus Garvey.
Dorothy Height worked for Marcus Garvey, she was a proofreader for Marcus Garvey's newspaper the Negro World. She went on to become the president of the National Council of Negro women.
Carter G Woodson was a writer for Marcus Garvey's newspaper the Negro World, and he later went on to start Black history month.
Most of this information came from Marcus Garvey's book called the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey.
|Minister Of Information||Nov 6 2011, 12:47 AM Post #2|
Now that's what you call a real black leader, compared to Marcus Garvey we don't have any real black leaders today he was
doing more than just talking.
|Knowledge||Nov 6 2011, 03:21 PM Post #3|
I found this speech by Marcus Garvey it's very powerful.
Edited by Knowledge, Nov 6 2011, 03:21 PM.
|Mario||Nov 7 2011, 04:33 AM Post #4|
||The NAACP was Marcus Garvey enemy, the NAACP did everything they could to stop Marcus Garvey and his movement. The NAACP even started working hand and hand with the U.S. Government to try and stop Marcus Garvey.|
|jonsavant||Nov 7 2011, 12:51 PM Post #5|
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|Black Republican||Nov 7 2011, 12:58 PM Post #6|
||Marcus Garvey is saying the samething that we black Conservatives are saying, he's saying that blacks must do for self and not look for other people to do something for them.|
|Nat Turner||Nov 7 2011, 01:08 PM Post #7|
Marcus Garvey is a big hero in Jamaica, but Garvey did his greatest work here in America. The blacks in America don't honor and respect him. But the blacks in Jamaica do, Bob Marley always praised Garvey in his songs.
|cisslybee2012||Nov 7 2011, 06:46 PM Post #8|
So what's the problem Ken?
What's going on with black men today?
|New York||Nov 7 2011, 06:53 PM Post #9|
Al Sharpton and the black Democrats are telling black people to march on white people for jobs, they are telling black people to march on the Government for jobs.
Marcus Garvey would disown those begging Negros for telling black people to do that.
|cisslybee2012||Nov 7 2011, 07:04 PM Post #10|
So Al Sharpton is the reason black men are the way they are today?
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