April 1, 2012

Petition: Exonerate Marcus Garvey 2011

In commemoration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, a group of artists, writers, and concerned citizens has created an online petition to request a full pardon for Marcus Garvey, founder of the UNIA, and a national hero of Jamaica. The goal is to get 5,000 signatures and to deliver the petition to President Barack Obama.

 “This is a cause that President Barack Obama can fully embrace,” said Geoffrey Philp, a spokesperson for the group. “In Dreams From my Father, President Obama has acknowledged Garvey’s influence by quoting one of Garvey’s more famous lines: “Rise up, ye mighty race.”

For more information, contact Geoffrey Philp (geoffreyphilp101 [at} gmail [dot] com


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