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Marcus Garvey [Paperback]

Mary Lawler , Nathan I. Huggins , Coretta Scott King

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Book Description

September 1988 Black Americans of Achievement
A biography of the black leader who started a Back-to-Africa movement in the United States, believing blacks would never receive justice in countries with a white majority.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (T); Reprint edition (September 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791002039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791002032
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 17.9 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 290 g

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"The Black Americans of Achievement series is such a welcome addition to the body of works on Black American history. Here is a series with extensive illustrations and intelligent writing that makes history fun for young readers."

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3.0 out of 5 stars He loved a parade May 2 2013
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
My son was asking me about Marcus Garvey, and I'll admit I didn't know the answer. I knew the name, but not the biography.

The closest I could come to an answer was that Marcus Garvey was... maybe... a well-meaning kook? That was about what I had.

So we found this book and one other at the library. "Well-meaning kook" comes pretty close. This book emphasizes how Garvey participated in so many parades! I let my interested son teach me more.

This is an easy read for middle grades. Some vocabulary includes: prominent, hostile, superior, option, compromise, endangering, domination...

This book makes it clear that mocking Marcus Garvey is perhaps the correct response for educated Black people of 2013. But I don't agree. It makes continual note of Garvey's flamboyant exaggerations and barnburner speeches. It also emphasizes his Black Unity movement, Pan-Africanism movement and his separatist beliefs.

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