Happy Birthday Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey’s 135th birthday anniversary will be celebrated today, in Harlem. New York State Senator Cordell Cleare has committed to declaring today “Marcus Garvey Day.” A tribute befitting the Harlem leader will happen at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (inside Marcus Garvey Park) and include the premiere of “African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey.”

Billed a docudrama chronicling Garvey’s journey from lowly immigrant to global personality is detailed, and will be accompanied by a sunset a cultural presentation featuring drumming and a plethora of Pan-African tributes to Marcus Garvey.

Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association caught the imagination of thousands of Harlem residents with his promise of liberation.

Calvery M. E. Church – 129th Street and ACP