Never had heard of Marcus Garvey before today’s NYT

The NYT had a blurb about Marcus Garvey today.  I’d never heard of him before so wanted to make a note of it here…  He was born in Jamaica in 1887, and famously urged blacks to return to Africa and claim it as their own.  When a black man ascended to the throne in Ethopia, Garvey was hailed as a prophet and was revered by Rastafarians as a Black Prophet and Messiah.  None other than Martin Luther King said he was the first man to give blacks a sense of identity and destiny…  Wow.  How is it that I’d never heard of him?

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Never had heard of Marcus Garvey before today’s NYT

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