This is an emergency - we're on deadline here! No, not me personally, but we Black African Americans!! This is time sensitive and needs all of us to weigh in and sign the petition so that President Obama will understand how serious this is and his role to play in this historical moment!
I'm cutting to the chase - the link to the petition is below. Click on it, sign it, and be counted among those of us who know Garvey was railroaded, and that the future of African Americans was likewise derailed in the process.
I have already written a comprehensive overview of Garvey's greatness in my recent post dated August 16, 2016 - which you can feel free to access in its entirety - (http://gloria-dulan-wilson.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-great-marcus-garvey-stop-honoring.html )
But, now is the time to take a stand and make your place in history known.
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Marcus Garvey should be posthumously pardoned for his wrongful conviction for use of the mails in furtherance of a scheme to defraud. During a time when Blacks were seen as second class citizens, Garvey led a mass movement to elevate the Black community through economic empowerment and independence. He was convicted after being targeted by J. Edgar Hoover and deprived of a fair trial. His sentence was later commuted by President Calvin Coolidge on recommendation by the U.S. Attorney General and with the support of 9 of the 12 jurors who voted to convict. Garvey never abandoned his movement to empower people of the African diaspora and he was recognized as a forebearer of the Civil Rights Movement by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Today, his legacy is celebrated the world over.
HERE'S THE LINK:
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