Born of Jamaican roots on August 17, 1887, Marcus Garvey is the grandfather of pan-Africanist cultural movements throughout the diaspora.

His Universal Negro Improvement Association went onto inspire generations of movements, scholars and black people across the world.

Today, I encourage all of you to take a moment out to remember this powerful ancestor, and his all important legacy.

Check out Uptown Notes for a much more prolific tribute to Garvey.

If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence you have won even before you have started” ~Marcus Garvey

…Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.~Marcus Garvey

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences~Marcus Garvey

God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be~M.Garvey

Quotes courtesy of @Ciciwryter


originally posted at South Side Scholar