Universal Marcus Garvey Day: Miami-Dade County


(L to R.) Mr. Pharaoh Shabaka, Mr. Donald Jones, Mr. Vernon Martin, Commissioner Barbara Jordan, Ras Don Rico Ricketts, Mr. Geoffrey Philp, Mr. Benjamin Essien, and Emekan Afamefuna

"We must canonize our own saints, create our own martyrs, and elevate to positions of fame and honor black women and men who have made their distinct contributions to our history." ~Marcus Garvey.

Spearheaded by Ras Don Rico Ricketts of the Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee, August 17, 2012,  Marcus Garvey's 125th birthday, has been proclaimed "Universal Marcus Garvey Day" by the Miami-Dade County Commission. The proclamation, which was guided through the process by Commissioner Barbara Jordan and her able staff, Mr. Ryan Hawkins and Mairenny Alexis, presented the proclamation to Ras Don Rico Ricketts on August 2, 2012, in the District Office of Commissioner Barbara Jordan.


Thank you Commissioner Barbara Jordan for your support of "Universal Marcus Garvey Day."


 Mr. Pharaoh Shabaka, CEO, NileValleyTV.com, and AfricanHollywood, (www.AfricanHollywood.com)

Professor Donald Jones, Professor of Law, University of Miami. MGCC-SFL Advisor, Marcus Garvey Trial Project.

Mr. Vernon Martin, Director, Student Activities, Florida Memorial University, Co-Host of "LionSplash" at the Annual Marcus Garvey Birthday Celebrations (AMGBC).

Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, District 1, Miami-Dade County Commission.

Ras Don Rico RickettsFounder/Chairman, The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee (South Florida) MGCC-SFL.
Founder/Host, South Florida’s Annual Marcus Garvey Birthday Celebrations (AMGBC).

Mr. Geoffrey Philp, The Marcus Garvey Celebrations Committee – Marcus Garvey Exoneration Petition Project.

Mr. Benjamin Essien, UPPAC Member, Nigerian-American Community Supporter/Sponsor of the AMGBC.

Emekan Afamefuna, Director/Photographer, PictureTek.



We are petitioning President Barack Obama to exonerate the Right Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

http://signon.org/sign/exonerate-marcus-garvey?source=c.url&r_by=4631897
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