In 1914, the messianic Marcus Garvey founded an international organization for the uplift of Black peoples all over the world. He brought a message of self-reliance, self-determination, and racial pride that led to a mass movement unlike anything the world had ever seen.
His organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, influenced nearly every contemporary Black leader; Malcolm X’s parents met at a UNIA convention in Montreal, Martin Luther King was quoted as saying of Marcus Garvey, “he was the first man of color to lead and develop a mass movement. He was the first man on a mass scale and level to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny. And make the Negro feel he was somebody”, and Louis Farrakhan gave the keynote speech at the 34th Annual UNIA Convention in Chicago, Illinois. At its peak, the organization had a membership of more than 4 million well organized members and 1800 divisions in dozens of countries.
This beautiful poster is designed by United Black America member Michael Bell, founder of Uzuri Designs!
• Multiple sizes available
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant