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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

UNIA Convention Parade


Jamaica-born Marcus Garvey, the legendary Black nationalist and Pan Africanist, published the Negro World newspaper and founded the Black Star Line and the Universal Negro Improvement Association, which counted 4 million members in 1920 – the largest Pan-African organization in history. Pictured is the UNIA Convention parade in Harlem – the Black Cross nurses in the lead –in about 1922. In 1923, with the help of J. Edgar Hoover, Garvey was convicted of mail fraud and deported when his prison term ended in 1927. – Photo courtesy NLJ
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