Template to Obtain a Proclamation for Universal Marcus Garvey Day




This year marks the 125th birthday of Rt. Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a leader of the first and largest economic justice movement in the USA.

As a tribute to the father of the Pan-African movement, we would like to celebrate his birthday in every town, city, county, and state that has benefited from the life and work of Marcus Garvey by issuing a proclamation, which designates August 17, 2012 as Universal Marcus Garvey Day.

If you would like to join in our efforts, here are a few suggestions.

1. The first step is to contact your local city government and read their protocols about how to obtain a request for a proclamation. Here is an example from the Miami Dade County web site: http://www.miamidade.gov/officeofthechair/protocol_award.asp

2. After you send the letters, call the office and verify that your representative has received the letter.

3. You many include the sample proclamation with your request. For more information about Marcus Garvey, please follow these links:
http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/mgpp/facts.asp

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/garvey/

http://www.biography.com/people/marcus-garvey-9307319


4. Follow up in a timely manner all requests from the analysts. If they request a sample of a proclamation,please use the following:

Sample

Whereas Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17, 1887, and emigrated to the United States;

Whereas Marcus Garvey was the founder and leader of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, the largest Black organization in history, which was dedicated to the economic, social, and political empowerment of African Americans and the fostering of unity between all people of African descent;

Whereas Marcus Garvey's movement for humans rights, economic self-sufficiency, and cultural solidarity for peoples of African descent attracted millions of followers in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and Europe;

Whereas Marcus Garvey's philosophy of uniting the people of the African Diaspora around a recognition of their common heritage and his teachings regarding pride, self-help, and identification with Africa inspired Black leaders throughout the world, including W.E.B. DuBois, Kwame Nkrumah, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King;

Whereas  in 1964, Marcus Garvey was officially declared Jamaica's first National Hero; and

Whereas Marcus Garvey is recognized as a towering figure in African, African American, and world history; and

Whereas the year 2012 marks the 125th Anniversary of Marcus Garvey's Birthday, the 90th Anniversary of the marriage of Amy and Marcus Garvey;

Now, therefore, be resolved it  that _____________ does hereby recognize Marcus Garvey's birthday and does hereby declare Friday, August 17, 2012, to be "Universal Marcus Garvey Day" in the ____ of _____________________.

5. After this is finished, contact us @babagarvey@gmail.com
and continue with the work of honoring the legacy of the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey by signing the petition:

http://bit.ly/KqUrGh


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