Marcus M. Garvey, a slideshow!
During the first and middle parts of his life, Garvey became what can very thoroughly be called a rennaissance man; he was a political leader as well as an entrepreneur, a journalist, orator, traveller, student, scholar and posthumously was declared Jamaica's first National Hero, a remarkable part of his identity. During the first parts of the 20th century his work in the commerce field created jobs of all kinds, no less, especially for blacks in various parts of the Western Hemisphere. Starting small, his commercial entities grew massively in size, doing business all over the Caribbean, Africa, Central America, and elsewhere: he created grocery stores, shipping lines, restaurants, publishing houses, fine wineries and much more. In Jamaica it is known to be impossible to speak of Garvey when talking about religion without speaking about Garvey, as he is thought, partially among rastafarians, to be none other than "the Negro Moses" and the reincarnation of Saint John, the Baptist. He cooperated and worked with many influential people - for example, the former President, Calvin Coolidge. He is widely remembered by millions of people around the planet personally, verbally, and in stories. Colleges, highways, buildings, and more bear his name -- and he is at least partially responsible for the first creation of the "Black Liberation Flag," for some the source of the fancy, together, of the colors' green, yellow, and red, with an eight-pointed black star. He is author of remarkable excerpts that would impress any listener with a good ear...So enjoy learning more about him below!