August 17, 1987 was the centenary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey. To honor the milestone, the Jamaica Journal devoted their entire August issue to articles on Garvey. The thirteen articles included:
During the African Independence explosion and civil rights movement of the 1960s the Red, Black and Green saw a resurgence of popularity. In addition to the RBG being used as a model for flags in countries gaining independence such as Kenya, Zambia, Sudan, Libya, Ghana and others it was used as a symbol for unity…… Continue reading This flag of mine by Amy Jacques Garvey
Marcus Garvey’s greatest achievement was performing psychic surgery on the minds of millions of mentally enslaved people to restore their sense of pride, dignity, nobility and nation. His operating room was liberty hall. His scalpel was the Black Star Shipping Line. You know who were his nurses. Red Black and Green stitches were covered by…… Continue reading Marcus Garvey’s greatest achievement
“Outsiders will never understand the psychology of those they called Garveyites. We doubt if we who are thus nicknamed understand it ourselves. The binding spell, the indefinable charm which Mr Garvey exercises over us beggars description. But we find reason for it in our conviction that no man has spoken to us like this man, inculcating pride and nobility of race, and clearly pointing out the Star of Hope to a discouraged and down trodden people.” thus wrote Archbishop George Alexander McGuire, in “The Negro Churchman”, Sept 1923.