Photo Credit: The Universal Negro Improvement Association
Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born black nationalist who created a 'Back to Africa' movement in the United States. He became an inspirational political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator whose ideals pre-figured the later Civil Rights Movement. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) with chapters established beyond the borders of the United States to the Caribbean, Canada, and Africa.
Four days ago I returned to the United States from a week long trip to Harare, Zimbabwe where I was a guest of UNESCO and the Government of Zimbabwe. The purpose of the visit was to help prepare curriculum content and a teacher's guide for the teaching of history in African public schools. The goal is to complete the project within the next eighteen months.
The UNESCO gathering was a wonderful experience and a big honor, although the African Diaspora itself was n