Marcus Garvey was a civil rights activist, black nationalist, and leader of the Pan Africanism movement, aimed at unifying the African diaspora. After emigrating to New York from Jamaica, he settled in Harlem in 1916, after which he founded the Negro World newspaper and the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which promoted “black economic self-sufficiency” and black-owned businesses, NYC Parks says. Garvey spent two years in prison as he was convicted of mail fraud in 1923, but president Calvin Coolidge commuted his sentence, and he was deported to Jamaica in 1927. Now, this Harlem park bears his name.
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