Exonerate Marcus Garvey NOW

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Exonerate Marcus Garvey NOW

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Marlene Jackson started this petition to Pardon Attorney in the United States Department of Justice Ronald Rodgers and


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


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