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Marcus Garvey
August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940
Nationality: Jamaican
Category: Publisher

Africa for the Africans... at home and abroad!


Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.


Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.


Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned.


The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.


A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.


There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.


There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.


I know no national boundary where the Negro is concerned. The whole world is my province until Africa is free.


With confidence, you have won before you have started.


Progress is the attraction that moves humanity.


Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people.


Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will.


I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies, as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.


A reading man and woman is a ready man and woman, but a writing man and woman is exact.


You may call me a Klansman if you will, but, potentially, every white man is a Klansman, as far as the Negro in competition with whites socially, economically and politically is concerned, and there is no use lying.


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.


The whole world is run on bluff.


Whatsoever things common to man, that man has done, man can do.


Look for me in the whirlwind or the storm.


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