Marcus Garvey: Human Rights Champion--Today!

Marcus Garvey



“Marcus Garvey was the first man, on a mass scale, to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny ... . He gave us a sense of personhood, a sense of manhood, a sense of somebodiness." 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


As part of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) month-long celebration of Black History Month, Professor Geoffrey Philp will be delivering a series of lectures, “Marcus Garvey: Human Rights Champion” at the North Campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

“On August 13, 1920, Marcus Garvey and the UNIA published the “Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World,” said Professor Philp. “The declaration highlighted basic human rights, which were finally included in the United Nation’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” on December 10, 1948. Garvey and the UNIA were ahead of the world body by twenty-eight years!” 


The kickoff for the lecture series will be on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at the North Campus. Join us for these lectures on Marcus Garvey’s visionary movement which championed the human rights of peoples of African descent in North America and the African diaspora worldwide.


MDC recognizes Black History Month each year with an array of community and educational activities at each of its seven campuses. College administrators believe students, as well as the community at large, should be mindful of the contributions made by Black Americans throughout this country’s history, both past and present





Marcus Garvey: Human Rights Champion
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 11:15 to 12:30 p.m.

Room: 2151

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