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Marcus Garvey is an interesting and divisive figure in civil rights history. Influenced by the writings of Booker T Washington, he pushed back against the philosophy of the NAACP and W.E.B. Du Bois. On the one hand, he was a passionate and fierce leader who unified the community and worked to fight injustice. On the other hand, he was a separatist to the core, a philosophy that led to him reaching out to the Ku Klux Klan. And that’s never the best sentence to hear. But love him or hate him, there is no denying that he was extremely influential on figures like Malcolm X.
I learned some new things about Marcus Garvey in this video, back in school the history book(s) showed a photograph of him in a parade, and it made him out to be more of a joke & a failure; and we did not learn much about him.
This video gave a better overview of him than our history book(s) did back in school, and it did show in a short amount of time; well done.
- John Jr