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By Mary Lawler, John Davenport
A biography of the black chief who begun a "Back-to-Africa" circulate within the usa, believing blacks may by no means obtain justice in international locations with a white majority.
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Extra resources for Marcus Garvey: Black Nationalist Leader (Black Americans of Achievement)
Late in 1919, he sent a message to UNIA branches and to other black organizations: A convention of delegates representing all the black peoples of the world would be held in New York during August 1920. The purpose of the convention was to organize the black race into a united front. Delegates would draw up a Negro Declaration of Rights and then present it to all the world’s governments. Garvey was also in the news for another reason. He and his secretary, Amy Ashwood, were married on December 25, 1919.
Delegates came from as far away as Africa and South America; packed convention sessions were held in Liberty Hall for 30 days. The 1920 First International Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World made both blacks and whites sit up and take notice of Garvey and his program. A GRAND GATHERING The convention opened on Sunday, August 1, with religious services and a silent march of delegates and UNIA members 43 44 MARCUS GARVEY through Harlem. The next day, the true spectacle began. Garvey had organized a giant parade through the streets of Harlem.
At the end of the parade were several brass bands, the UNIA choir, and the thousands of convention delegates who had responded to Garvey’s call. ” Many of those watching felt for the first time the power and united spirit of an aroused black race. On the night of August 2, people gathered at Madison Square Garden, the largest indoor auditorium in New York, to hear the words of their leader, Marcus Garvey. The crowd filled the hall of the auditorium and spilled out into the streets. Inside Star of Destiny Encouraged by the success of his business ventures, Garvey held the First Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World in 1920.