Marcus Garvey Centenary 1887-1987 in the Jamaica Journal

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:

This flag of mine by Amy Jacques Garvey

The Declaration of Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World was signed on August 13, 1920. The event was convened by the of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. It was chaired by UNIA President General Marcus Mosiah Garvey. The Declaration of Rights of the Negro People of the World was…… Continue reading This flag of mine by Amy Jacques Garvey


“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.

First Message to the Negroes of the World from Atlanta Prison. (Marcus Garvey’s “Look for Me in the Whirlwind” Message)

Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm, look for me all around you, for, with God’s grace, I shall come and bring with me countless millions of black slaves who have died in America and the West Indies and the millions in Africa to aid you in the fight for Liberty, Freedom and Life.

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