Geoffrey Philp: Clear Marcus Garvey’s name

Petition to President Obama: Issue full pardon, clear Garvey’s name

Our friend Geoffrey Philp is one of the good people leading the charge to clear the name of Marcus Garvey: a hero, leader and visionary who was persecuted for daring to believe and teach that blacks could empower themselves by standing together economically.

We encourage all to read Geoffrey’s article about Garvey, and to sign the petition to President Obama.

“Our union must know no clime, boundary, or nationality… let us hold together under all climes and in every country…”

Marcus Garvey

“Unfortunately, however, he [Garvey] has not as yet violated any federal law whereby he could be proceeded against on the grounds of being an undesirable alien, from the point of view of deportation.”

J. Edgar Hoover writing to (BOI-FBI) Special Agent Ridgely October 11, 1919

“The first man of color to lead and develop a mass movement. He was the first man on a mass scale and level to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny. And make the Negro feel he was somebody.”

Martin Luther King, June 20 1965 while laying a wreath at Garvey’s shrine in Jamaica.


Filed under Barbados, Culture & Race Issues, FBI, History, Human Rights, Jamaica

3 responses to “Geoffrey Philp: Clear Marcus Garvey’s name

  1. Give thanks, as always, BFP

    One Love,


    Excellent move Geoffrey and thanks for the various links !! Nuff respect !! Also, thanks BFP!!

  3. J. Payne

    For those so inclined. The U.S. President’s Comment hotline is +1.202.456.1111