The 1920s and the Garvey Movement

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Today, when we think of Black political movements, we think of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. However, serious students of African American history and politics know that the largest political movement among African Americans was not the movement of the 1960s, but the Garvey Movement of the 1920s. This movement was led by Marcus Mosiah Garvey who emigrated to the United States from his birth place of Jamaica and organized a worldwide Black nationalist and Pan Africanist movement of black people under the slogan, “Africa for the Africans – Those at Home and Those Abroad”.

The movement, led by Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association is said to have in excess of four million members, making it, by far, the largest organization of Black people the modern world has ever seen. The UNIA had members throughout the Caribbean, Africa, and Central America. However, the overwhelming majority of its members were African Americans in the US. The movement popularized the Red, Black, and green as the flag of Black nationalism.Red Black and Green original Red Black and Green FlagAt the heart of Garvey’s philosophy was an economic Black nationalism which saw the establishment of Black businesses including its own shipping line, The Black Star Line.

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 Key leaders and organizations which would later emerge to play a leading role in the Black mass movement of the 1960s were heavily influenced by Garvey and the Garvey Movement. Among those influenced by Garveyism were Malcolm X, whose father was a Garveyite, and the Nation of Islam.

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