Marcus Garvey: Community (Ujima)

The symbol at the top of the page shows the Kwanzaa symbol of Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): "To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together." 

Marcus believed in collective work and responsibility. The UNIA-ACL was founded on community organization. Throughout his life, Marcus stressed the need for community organization: “The thing to do is to get organized; keep separated and you will be exploited, you will be robbed…Get organized, and you will compel the world to respect you.”

Are you involved in any organized community activities? What are they? 

Writing Exercise

Write a paragraph about your involvement with any community organization.



The Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey is petitioning Senator Bill Nelson, Representative Frederica Wilson, and the Congress of the United States of America for the exoneration of Marcus Garvey:

Thank you for your support.


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