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     On This Day: Marcus Garvey is Born!

August 17, 2015
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TODAY in HISTORY: August 17th, 1887

  On this day in 1887, Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. was born.   The iconic leader was a prominent figure in the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements and encouraged Americans and Europeans of African descent should return to Africa.  
Garvey died in London on 10 June 1940, at the age of 52, having suffered two strokes after presumably reading a false obituary in an American newspaper stating that he died "broke, alone and unpopular."   Source: Wikipedia.com, FamousBirthdays.com/Image: biography.com

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