marcus garvey

3/24/00 Marcus Garvey was born on august 17 1887 in St. Ann’s bay he attend school but because of his family situation of poverty he had to quit school. And gets a job as an apprentice in his god father print shop as a printer. Garvey soon aspired to become a Forman at the print shop and after the earthquake in 1907 he went on strike with the workers for better pay even though he did not have to. As a result of that he was fired and soon picked up by the Jamaican government to be a printer. During this time there was much unrest in the country and most of the people could not vote there was a large out cry for the right to vote and the only people who were able to vote were rich land owners. People were also mad at the British control of the county and Garvey soon joined a group to support his views. The national club which wanted Jamaica to be an independent country. Because of this many Jamaican went abroad to work for better money so Garvey also deiced to travel around the Caribbean. He went to Costa Rica and stared a newspaper to help workers organize because of this he was exiled from the country. So he visited the rest of South America. Garvey then returned to Jamaica in1912 but left shortly after that to visit his sister in London and also further his studies he got himself well educated so that he could attend the university. He also loved to go to parliament to listen to the debates and Hyde Park to listen to the informal debates. While in London he also talked to many African to see what there story was. He found that England controlled many colonies abroad and there was allot of oppression in the colonies in Africa. All the while he was starting to form his option on society and were his race should be. While in London Garvey meet up with pan African movement leaders and other black freedom leaders. The leaders taught him about the rich history of the race. This help inspire the UNIA Universal Ne…

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