Pardon Marcus Garvey!

Pardon Marcus Garvey!

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KAREN HUNTER started this petition

Marcus Mosiah Garvey inspired every major black movement of the 20th century. He fought for the liberation of his people. Now it’s time for us to fight for him! Clear his name! Free Marcus Garvey now! 

Marcus Garvey galvanized a movement of millions spanning the globe. For his efforts, he was a target of the United States government. In 1922, Garvey was arrested and charged with mail fraud. It was widely known to be trumped-up charges. But those charges led to a conviction and a five-year jail sentence. 

In 1925, a petition was circulated to free Garvey. It got 70,000 signatures, which was enough to pressure President Calvin Coolidge to commute Garvey’s sentence. Coolidge added deportation as a stipulation. Garvey returned to Jamaica, but his name was forever tarnished. 

You have an opportunity today to help clear his name. Sign this petition and ask President Joe Biden to posthumously pardon Marcus Garvey! 

(The previous president cleared the name of Jack Johnson before leaving office. Pres. Biden must do the same for Marcus Garvey).

Up, you mighty race, accomplish what you will!—Marcus Garvey

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