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DSU Welcomes Dr. Julius Garvey, Son of Marcus Garvey

Faith Archibald

On Tuesday February 7th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Dr. Julius Garvey will be a guest speaker and share the perspective of the life his father, a Black History figure, Marcus Garvey. This will take place in the Education and Humanities theatre on campus.

According to Marcus Garvey, “The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness”.

The Philosophy & Opinions of Marcus Garvey was written by his son, Dr. Julius Garvey. The older Garvey became well-known in the United States in 1916. He gained recognition as a strong advocate of black nationalism and negro self-reliance.

Marcus Moziah Garvey was born on August 17th, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. His father, Marcus Garvey Sr. was a stonemason, while his mother, Sarah Jane Richards was a household servant.

He studied law and philosophy at the University of London’s Birkbeck College throughout his early years in England.

He also conducted discussions at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park and worked for a Pan-Africanism newspaper. To this day, this is a well-known location in the city for discussions and debates.

Picture courtesy of Simone J. Smith

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