This Day in Black History: Dec. 31, 1896

Amy E.J. Garvey, historian, journalist, Pan-Africanist and second wife of Marcus Garvey, is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

Posted: 12/31/2011 07:00 AM EST

(Photo: The Amy Jacques Garvey Institute)

Born and educated in Jamaica, Amy E.J. Garvey served as Marcus Garvey's secretary at the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA); they were married in 1922. She edited the women's page of the UNIA's weekly newspaper, and later published several books, among them Black Power in America, in 1968. She died in 1973.

 

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