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Urge President Obama To Exonerate Marcus Garvey
I do not teach American Lit just from the perspective and timeline of the European presence. When I was planning my American Lit unit that includes "The Great Gatsby", I reviewed several professional teachers guides out of curiosity. Not one timeline included Marcus Garvey's presence! I discussed this deletion of history with our UMOJA group and a former AP US History student pointed out how less than a page about Marcus Garvey was in his text book. Yet his influence was so very widespread. His followers, though aged, span the Caribbean and beyond. We know how Kwame Nkrumah brought Garveyism to Ghana. Let's restore our exceptional Marcus Mosiah Garvey to the realm of history where his creations and philosophy belong.
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