To celebrate Black History Month 2022, we are dedicated to gathering 100,000 signatures to request an official response from the White House and President Biden for a posthumous exoneration of the Rt. Honorable Marcus Garvey for his unjust persecution and imprisonment by the U.S. government in 1923.
A campaign for a posthumous presidential pardon of Black revolutionary leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey is underway. He was falsely charged and convicted of mail fraud by the United States government which was threatened by his fearless advocacy of self-reliance, black pride, and unity among his people. Garvey was later deported to his native Jamaica after a commutation of his sentence.
Today his last living son Dr. His Excellency, Dr. Julius W. Garvey, continues to work to secure an exoneration for his father.
The global effort — which launched on Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month — seeks to garner 100,000 signatures over a 30-day period in order to elicit an official response from the White House.
Please join us by Signing and Sharing with your Greater Networks!
Sign the petition now — send your message to the White House:
Directions: Use this link https://bit.ly/exonerategarvey
Message Type: Choose “Contact the President”
Enter Your Contact Information:
What Would You Like to Say? Type “Exonerate Marcus Garvey.” (Customize the message if you’d like).
If you believe that an injustice was done to another black leader please fight for his exoneration. Make it your duty this Black History Month!
Pray TOGETHER, WE CAN DO THIS!
Who Was Marcus Garvey?
Martin Luther King Jr called him, “first man on a mass scale level to give millions of negroes a sense of dignity and destiny and make the negro feel he was somebody.”
Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born Black nationalist and leader of the Pan-Africanism movement, which sought to unify and connect people of African descent worldwide. In the United States, he was a noted civil rights activist who founded the Negro World newspaper, a shipping company called Black Star Line and the Universal Negro Improvement Association, or UNIA, a fraternal organization of black nationalists. As a group, they advocated for “separate but equal” status for persons of African ancestry, and as such they sought to establish independent Black states around the world, notably in Liberia on the west coast of Africa.Read More About Marcus Garvey