Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Born this day, 1887, in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, West Indies, one Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The official site.

The way in which I came to understand and appreciate the legacy of Marcus Garvey was not what I expected.  It said more about how universities process information and promote truth than it did about authentic inquiry or honest debate.

I attended a small liberal arts college in central New York and at the time that I began my studies, Manning Marable was really running things.  He established the intellectual ground for the study of African and African-American culture.  His ground was Marxist, empirical, cultural and compelling.  Marable wrote two books that had a profound influence on my academic development: How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America and Race and Reconstruction.  More to come…

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