Marcus Mosiah Garvey II

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  • Measures 18x24 inches in size
  • Open edition
  • Giclee on paper
  • A tribute to the life and legacy of Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey (August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940), a Jamaican political activist and a beacon of Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism who significantly shaped the course of black history. Born into modest beginnings in Jamaica, Garvey's influence extended far beyond his homeland and reached communities of African descent worldwide.

Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914, an organization that advocated for racial pride, economic self-sufficiency, and the formation of an independent black nation in Africa. At its peak, the UNIA boasted millions of members and was the largest organized mass movement in Black history.

Garvey is perhaps best known for his impassioned speeches that invigorated black communities with a sense of pride and possibility. His rallying cry, "Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will!" echoed his belief in the power and potential of people of African descent. He once said, "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots," underscoring his commitment to fostering a strong sense of identity among those of African descent.

As the progenitor of the "black is beautiful" ideal, Garvey championed racial pride at a time when blackness was devalued. He inspired future black leaders like Malcolm X and fueled movements like the Nation of Islam and Rastafarianism.

Today, Marcus Garvey's legacy continues to shine as a testament to his indomitable spirit and unwavering belief in the power of Black people. His life and work serve as a powerful reminder of the strength inherent in embracing one's identity and fighting for one's rights. As we celebrate and remember Garvey, let us carry forward his teachings of self-reliance, dignity, and unity among people of African descent.

Open edition. Giclee on paper. Measures 18x24 inches in size.

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Edition Open Edition
Framed Unframed
Height 18 inches
Length 24 inches
Medium Giclee on Paper
Signed Unsigned
SKU jackson-garvey2
Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson is a Minnesota native who enjoys creating art that reflect his passion for family, culture, music, and his spiritual upbringing. Robert graduated from Perpich Center for Arts Education (formerly The Minnesota Center for Arts Education High School) in Golden Valley, MN, where his exposure to artwork from various cultures allowed him to enhance his knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts.

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