Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

A Giant of Black Politics

Streaming Video - 2013
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Black Nationalist pioneer and first national hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is here discussed by contemporaries, historians, family, and friends. The film traces his early successes from the organizing of West Indian contract labor to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Improvement Association, which took America by storm in the 1920s. It threatened the establishment to such an extent that the FBI infiltrated UNIA and imprisoned Garvey. Afterward he returned to Jamaica, then went to London, where he died aged 53. A giant of black politics and the key philosopher of black pride, his story is told by activist Mariamne Samad, UNIA members Roy Carson and Ruth Prescott, and commentators Vivian Durham, Beverly Hamilton, professors Rupert Lewis and David Garrow, and Sam Clayton. The documentary has a specially performed soundtrack by the legendary Mystic Revelation of Rastafari band.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2008
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Giant of Black Politics

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