Best Amy Jacques Garvey books

Amy Jacques Garvey: Selected Writings from The Negro World, 1923–1928

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Amy Jacques Garvey was one of the most prolific women within any Black nationalist group, yet she has largely only been discussed in relationship to her husband, Black nationalist Marcus Garvey, and as the editor of the Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey. Much of her writing has remained unavailable to the public, lost to the archives, until now. Amy Jacques Garvey: Selected Writings from the Negro World, 1923-1928 seeks to fill this void by making her writings in the Negro World widely available for the first time. Editor Louis J. Parascandola compiles a wide swath of Jacques Garvey's work in this groundbreaking collection. Born and educated in Jamaica, Jacques Garvey's atypical opportunity to receive education at elite Jamaican schools, along with her later jobs as a clerk and secretary, prepared her for future positions as journalist and political administrator. She also possessed the rhetorical skills and independent thinking that would help her challenge Marcus Garvey and the other men in Garvey's organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA). In allowing Jacques Garvey's work to largely speak for itself, the volume reveals that she concerned herself with a diversity of important and often controversial political and social issues rather than the stereotypical domestic matters expected of most woman's pages of the time period. By examining her selected writings in the Negro World, this volume affords its readers a better understanding of Jacques Garvey's powerful contribution not only to Garveyism but also to the growth of Black radical thought, anti-imperialist ideology, and the rights of third-world women. This timely study sheds new light on Jacques Garvey's pivotal role as a Black female writer and thinker during the twenties.

The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey

Ula Yvette Taylor

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In this biography, Ula Taylor explores the life and ideas of one of the most important, if largely unsung, Pan-African freedom fighters of the twentieth century: Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973).

Born in Jamaica, Amy Jacques moved in 1917 to Harlem, where she became involved in the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the largest Pan-African organization of its time. She served as the private secretary of UNIA leader Marcus Garvey; in 1922, they married. Soon after, she began to give speeches and to publish editorials urging black women to participate in the Pan-African movement and addressing issues that affected people of African descent across the globe. After her husband's death in 1940, Jacques Garvey emerged as a gifted organizer for the Pan-African cause. Although she faced considerable male chauvinism, she persisted in creating a distinctive feminist voice within the movement. In her final decades, Jacques Garvey constructed a thriving network of Pan-African contacts, including Nnamdi Azikiwe, Kwame Nkrumah, George Padmore, and W. E. B. Du Bois.

Taylor examines the many roles Jacques Garvey played throughout her life, as feminist, black nationalist, journalist, daughter, mother, and wife. Tracing her political and intellectual evolution, the book illuminates the leadership and enduring influence of this remarkable activist.

Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey [Volumes I & II in One Volume]

Marcus Garvey

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2014 Reprint of Two Volume Edition, First Published from 1923 to 1926. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with OCR. This collection of Garvey's writing remains the most famous collection of Garvey's speeches and essays. Marcus Garvey and the "Universal Negro Improvement Association" form a critical link in black America's centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern "black is beautiful" ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa movement. In his own time he was hailed as a redeemer, a "Black Moses." Though he failed to realize all his objectives, his movement still represents an attempt at liberation from the psychological bondage of racial inferiority.

Philosophy & Opinions Of Marcus Garvey

Amy Jacques Garvey

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The Philosophy and Opinions, first published in two volumes in 1923 and 1925, quickly became a celebrated apologia for the leader of the largest Pan-African mass movement of all time. "As we approach the 1987 celebration of the centennial of Marcus Garvey's birth, the time seems appropiate for the United States and Jamaican governments to declare null and void the legal proceedings that unjustly sent him to jail in both countries. Nor should a mere 'pardon' suffice, presupposing as it does, the presence of guilt to begin with." --From the Preface.

The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey (Gender and American Culture (Paperback)) (Paperback) - Common

By (author) Ula Yvette Taylor

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In this biography, Ula Taylor explores the life and ideas of one of the most important, if largely unsung, Pan-African freedom fighters of the twentieth century: Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973).

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans (The New Marcus Garvey Library, No. 9)

Marcus Garvey

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The Philosophy and Opinions, first published in two volumes in 1923 and 1925, quickly became a celebrated apologia for the leader of the largest Pan-African mass movement of all time. "As we approach the 1987 celebration of the centennial of Marcus Garvey's birth, the time seems appropiate for the United States and Jamaican governments to declare null and void the legal proceedings that unjustly sent him to jail in both countries. Nor should a mere 'pardon' suffice, presupposing as it does, the presence of guilt to begin with." --From the Preface.

Garvey and Garveyism

Amy Jacques Garvey

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Amy Jacques Garvey worked closely with her husband, Marcus Garvey, throughout his crusade. Here she gives an insider detailed account of Garvey, Garveyism, and this nascent period of Black Nationalism. Like all great dreamers and planners, Marcus Garvey dreamed and planned ahead of his time and his peoples' ability to understand the significance of his life's work. A set of circumstances, mostly created by the world colonial powers, crushed this dreamer, but not his dreams. Due to the persistence and years of sacrifice of Mrs. Amy Jacques Garvey, widow of Marcus Garvey, a large body of work by and about this great nationalist leader has been preserved and can be made available to a new generation of black people who have the power to turn his dreams into realities.

3: More Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey (Africana Modern Library)

Amy Jacques Garvey

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

"Look for Me All Around You": Anglophone Caribbean Immigrants in the Harlem Renaissance (African American Life Series)

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Interdisciplinary in scope, this anthology redresses the undue neglect of Anglophone Caribbeans-almost 25 percent of the Black population in Harlem in 1920-and their pivotal role in the literary, cultural, and political events shaping the Harlem Renaissance. The poetry, fiction, drama, and essays included explore a variety of issues, such as the increasing emphasis on race and image building, the development of a Black aesthetic, progressive politics, and the struggle to define the status of Blacks in America. Both the literary and political works show the spirit of the New Negro, one emphasizing racial pride and aesthetic consciousness.

Examined closely are those Black and Carribean American figures involved in the Black nationalism movement, socialist groups, and trade unions, including such prominent figures as Marcus Garvey and his two wives, Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques Garvey, Hubert Harrison, W. A. Domingo, and Frank Crosswaith. Also explored are the developing communist movements as manifested in the writings of Cyril Briggs, Richard B. Moore, Otto Huiswoud, and George Padmore. Essays review the crucial literary contributions of Claude McKay, Eric Walrond, and dramatist Eulalie Spence, as well as historians Arthur Schomburg and J. A. Rogers. This anthology of writers, with accompanying discussions about their works placed in the context of their own time, will be of interest to anyone examining the Harlem Renaissance and the larger Black and Caribbean contribution to cultural and political thinking.

Philosophy & Opinions Of Marcus Garvey: Africa For The Africans Volume 1 & 2

Marcus Garvey

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Long live the Honorable Marcus Garvey, and his teachings! Gratitude to all our progressive ancestors who sacrificed their lives for us, on this long and tiresome road to African Liberation. Let us listen to the spirit of Garvey as he speaks to us from the depths of his grave, and admonishes us :

“YOU HAVE AFRICA, you are in other continents and islands of the sea, you are millions upon millions strong, I appeal to you stop being the under-dogs and footstools of others, stop complaining, whining and talking about bad luck and misfortune - Shake yourself - get up start over, overcome the ills around you, you are responsible for what you are, what you want to be, blame no one but yourself, you have the chance, what you want is the will to do, and to dare others to stop you. That is why they watch you so carefully - that you may not get away with any progressive ideas which would be a surprise to the world of theirs.”

This is Garvey’s legacy which he left for the African world. As Garvey’s spiritual children, let us invoke his dauntless spirit of resistance and struggle, by paying gratifying respect and homage to him and our great progressive African ancestors, by accepting the challenge to liberate from mental and industrial slavery the down-pressed and down-trodden Africans wherever they reside.

- Sekou S. Tafari -