Today on June 10th, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr.(Aug 17th 1887-Jun 10th 1940) Passed away(some believed Murdered). He should be celebrated as a revolutionary, and visionary, as although he wanted to go back to africa, but he also called for african Americans to stop with the excuses and work hard for what you want!!! Hit the Jump to learn More On Mr. Garvey!
Marcus Garvey was of Jamaican decent, whose father was actually a Mason, and became self educated, and later became a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator!!
The man Worked Hard, and if it weren’t for the times he was in, he could of done any thing he wanted to, which is probably why he ‘Had Strokes’!
Check out some of these Garvey quotes, and S/O to Marcus Garvey Blvd across all hood’s in America!!!!!
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
“A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.”
“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. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.”
“I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.”
“I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.”
“I like honesty and fair play.”
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
“Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.”
“Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.”
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”
“There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.”
See More Quotes Here