Definition of Marcus Garvey from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Marcus Garvey

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(1887-1940) a US leader of the campaign for African American rights, born in Jamaica. After moving to the US in 1916 he began the Universal Negro Improvement Association. He also began a 'Back to Africa' campaign to encourage African Americans to move to Africa and establish a new nation there. In 1925 Garvey was sent to prison for illegal use of money. He was sent back to Jamaica and finally settled in Britain.