Marcus Garvey timeline,Clark

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In History
  • Date of birth

    Social activist Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born on August 17, 1887, in St. Ann's Bay
  • In 1903, he traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, and soon became involved in union activities.

    In 1903, he traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, and soon became involved in union activities.
  • In 1907, he took part in an unsuccessful printer's strike and the experience kindled in him a passion for political activism.

    In 1907, he took part in an unsuccessful printer's strike and the experience kindled in him a passion for political activism.
  • Three years later, he traveled throughout Central America working as an newspaper editor and writing about the exploitation of migrant workers in the plantations.

    Three years later, he traveled throughout Central America working as an newspaper editor and writing about the exploitation of migrant workers in the plantations.
  • returned to Jamaica and founded (UNIA)

    Marcus Garvey returned to Jamaica in 1912 and founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) with the goal of uniting all of African diaspora to "establish a country and absolute government of their own.
  • traveled to United States

    Garvey traveled to the United States in 1916 to raise funds for a similar venture in Jamaica. He settled in New York City and formed a UNIA chapter in Harlem to promote a separatist philosophy of social, political, and economic freedom for blacks.
  • In 1918, Garvey began publishing the widely distributed newspaper Negro World to convey his message.

    In 1918, Garvey began publishing the widely distributed newspaper Negro World to convey his message.
  • By 1919, Marcus Garvey and UNIA had launched the Black Star Line,

    By 1919, Marcus Garvey and UNIA had launched the Black Star Line, a shipping company that would establish trade and commerce between Africans in America, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Canada and Africa.
  • n August 1920, UNIA claimed 4 million members and held its first International Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    August 1920, UNIA claimed 4 million members and held its first International Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
  • In 1922, Marcus Garvey and three other UNIA officials were charged with mail fraud involving the Black Star Line

    In 1922, Marcus Garvey and three other UNIA officials were charged with mail fraud involving the Black Star Line
  • On June 23, 1923, Garvey was convicted and sentenced to prison for five years.

    On June 23, 1923, Garvey was convicted and sentenced to prison for five years.
  • In 1927 he was released from prison and deported to Jamaica.

    In 1927 he was released from prison and deported to Jamaica.
  • moved to London in 1935.

    Garvey continued his political activism and the work of UNIA in Jamaica, and then moved to London in 1935.
  • The Greater Liberia Act of 1939 would deport 12 million African-Americans to Liberia at federal expense to relieve unemployment

    The Greater Liberia Act of 1939 would deport 12 million African-Americans to Liberia at federal expense to relieve unemployment
  • Marcus Garvey died in London in 1940 after several strokes.

    Marcus Garvey died in London in 1940 after several strokes.
  • In 1964, his remains were exhumed and taken to Jamaica

    In 1964, his remains were exhumed and taken to Jamaica, where the government proclaimed him Jamaica's first national hero and re-interred him at a shrine in the National Heroes Park.