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Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – January 11, 2005
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Maybe as a result of the limited time frame covered, some speeches and writings are lacking, which Garvey is most famous for. Among these are more direct references of Ethiopia and her coming King of kings; that Jesus was black-skinned; Garvey's stand on contemporary emerging africanist prophets in the Caribbean and the US. Considering that the introduction avers that Garvey in some twisted way made positive remarks towards Mussolini and Hitler, the corresponding proof of that is most definitely missing in this book, I might say. All these omissions are responsible for the subtraction of a star in my rating.
The still high rating has to be seen in providing authentic texts by Garvey himself, not necessarily that I share all the views of Garvey. This is not a book BY Garvey, but a compilation of his speeches/articles, made available to the public. To make that clear: I venerate Marcus Garvey for that what he pushed forward, for challenging the racist system, for following up his visions, for being a human of action, for organising incredible international work and for his martyrdom of the contemporary racist judicial system of the US.
Still, he is a product of his times and as RastafarI I am very much aware that both, lacking knowledge and the system's conditioning of all sorts of separation cannot be overcome on a single day or in fact, in a single generation.Read more ›
He envisioned a country/continent for all people of African ancestory. He spoke for the 400,000,000 (at the time) blacks in the world. He hated no one, but really loved his race. He did not speak negatively about the other races, but spoke of them in a manner of reverence.
I do not believe that his beliefs would make sense in today's world, but what would today's world be like if we followed his lead?
This book has now opened a window in this history for me. Now I must read W.E.B Debois' book(s). I need to research the NAACP.
The only things I did not like about the book was the fact that it was short and only covered a short period of time in his life.
I highly recommend this book for those of you who are seeking the truth. It will truly surprise you.
It was a little heavy reading at times and took me a while to get through flimsey a book as it is. But worth a read, it's a huge page in black history. .
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