Saturday, May 21, 2016

Remembering Marcus Garvey

One of my favorite radio shows is the overnight BBC news broadcast on WNYC. While looking over voter registrations statistics early this morning, I was very interested to hear a BBC World Service segment on Marcus Garvey. It's about nine minutes long and full of history that includes Garvey's introduction of the term "Negro" to replace the derogatory n-word. Even if you know about Garvey's vision for his race, it's a good reminder of the scope of his ambitions for his people.

Click here to link to the BBC audio segment.

When I first came to Plainfield in the 1980s, I learned that Rev. Frank Allen, then leader of the local NAACP branch, had been a Garveyite. Meeting him was a fascinating link to those historic times.

See more here on Marcus Garvey. 


1 comment:

  1. A man whose story should be taught to the urban youth of today. Mr. X