Essays on African Diaspora

Separate but Equal: the Marcus Garvey Story
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Marcus Garvey was born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica on August 17, 1887. The baby of 11 children born to Marcus Garvey Sr. And Sarah Jane Richards but one of only two to live to be an adult. His father worked as a stone mason and his mother a farmer and maid. He once described his father as a very “severe, firm, determined, bold, and strong, refusing to yield even to superior forces if he believed he was right” (biography.com).…...
African DiasporaMarcus GarveyUnited States
The Institution of Slavery and the Acquisition of Freedom
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Between 1775 and 1830, in many places African Americans gained their freedom from slavery and in others, the institution of slavery expanded. Eventually, slavery became abundant in places where it was most necessary and died out in the places where it was of little use. In response, most free African Americans and enslaved African Americans took action against their maltreatment by petitions and willingness to fight. The first trend of declining slavery was visible from the first declared emancipation of…...
African DiasporaHuman RightsInjusticePoliticsSlaveryUnited States
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