Exonerate Marcus Garvey  NOW
  • Petitioned Ronald Rodgers

This petition was delivered to:

Pardon Attorney in the United States Department of Justice
Ronald Rodgers
President of the United States

Exonerate Marcus Garvey NOW

    1. Marlene Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Marlene Jackson

      Philadelphia, PA


To all justice lovers everywhere,

What's in a name? Well, most of us don't give it a lot thought. However, Marcus Garvey was a conscientious man who taught excellence of character and led by example. He was accused of mail fraud and later went to federal prison for a crime he didn't commit.

President Calvin Coolidge granted Marcus  Mosiah Garvey  a pardon on November 18, 1927, however he  was deported to Jamaica never to return to the United States again and died in 1940 in London, England.

However,  a damaged reputation  was left behind,  and to date his name and legacy  has not been cleared and restored to its honorable position from a legal standpoint.

Stand with me in solidarity as we all flood the Senate, the House of Representatives and President Barack Obama  with  this petition to do the right thing regarding  ( H. Con. Res. 44:111th Congress ) that is to clear the record of all the false and trumped up charges used to try and break Marcus Garvey.

I've also updated a this letter to included the members of the House judicary Commitee who will vote of the exoneration.

The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security shall have jurisdiction over the following subject matters: Federal Criminal Code, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, prisons, criminal law enforcement, and other appropriate matters as referred by the Chairman, and relevant oversight.

John Conyers, Jr., Michigan

Lamar S. Smith, Texas

Bobby Scott, Virginia, Chairman

Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico

Jerrold Nadler, New York

Zoe Lofgren, California

Sheila Jackson Lee, Texas

Maxine Waters, California

Steve Cohen, Tennessee

Anthony Weiner, New York

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida

Mike Quigley, Illinois

Louie Gohmert, Texas, Ranking Member

Ted Poe, Texas

Bob Goodlatte, Virginia

Dan Lungren, California

Randy Forbes, Virginia

Tom Rooney, Florida

You can write them as well.




There is a badge to forward this petition to all you know who believe in righting a wrong and who want to stand up for justice. Let's make this happen!


Here are some background links information if you need to know more about who and what Marcus Garvey stood for:




Petition Website:   http://www.exonerategarvey.com







http://www.international.ucla.edu/africa/mgpp/sound.asp (2 sound clips of his voice)


PBS timeline:

FBI files:


FOI files:



Yours truly in a just cause


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. No pardon for Garvey

      Marlene Jackson
      Petition Organizer

      "Look For Me in the Whirlwind " I believe I speak for many at the decision of the US Pardon Attorney Ronald Rodgers to deny a request for a posthumous pardon of Marcus Garvey in August 2011. I'm shocked at the dismissal of justice displayed so far.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Phebe F. Edwards SHREVEPORT, LA
      • 9 months ago

      This issue is important to me because Garvey stood up for Black people when no one else would..The least I can do is band "ensemble comme un" with others, collectively and individually, who want justice to be served in righting a serious wrong that damaged the legacy of an extraordinary man and his contributions to the world.

    • Geoffrey Philp MIAMI, FL
      • 9 months ago

      Let's organize and join forces! Petition President Obama to Exonerate Marcus Garvey: https://www.causes.com/campaigns/71936-urge-president-obama-to-exonerate-marcus-garvey

      • over 2 years ago


    • Owen Powell STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Its about time we correct an injustice perpetrated on a man whose only crime was trying to uplift the Black Race and thus all humanity. Garvey is a national hero of the little island-nation Jamaica who is celebrating it's 50 year of independence this August 2012. This little nation has consistently given the world the fastest females and males; who can forget the Jamaican bob-sled team? People worldwide love Reggae. And of course, there will always Bob.....yes, Bob Marley!

      Lets send a little congratulatory gift to a country the world admire and love; just clear Marcus Garvey's name!

    • alonzo conley ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe that America has not live up to the true meaning of its creed, freedom and justice for all, That which was done to the honorable Marcus Garvey was a crime against every American born black man, woman and child both past and present. But it is not to late for America to try and make rite its wrongs. Exonerate the name of the honorable Marcus Garvey, its the rite thing to do.


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