Kickoff For “Respect Garvey” Campaign

As part of their Black History Month education series, on Thursday, February 7, 2013, the Coalition for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey will kickoff the first phase of the “RESPECT Garvey” campaign with memorable quotes of Marcus Garvey on their web site, Exonerate Marcus Garvey. The daily quotes, culled from The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, will highlight the values that Garvey espoused throughout his career: Redemption, Education, Self-Reliance, Purpose, Economics, Community; Tradition.

The series, which includes a lecture by Professor Geoffrey Philp, “Rethinking Garveyism in the Twenty-First Century,” at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center on February 14, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., will culminate in a call to action for a petition to exonerate the Right Honorable Marcus Garvey, Jamaica’s First National Hero:

To: Frederica Wilson, Congressional Representative and the Congress of the United States of America