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Marcus Garvey [electronic resource]: A Giant of Black Politics

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Black Nationalist pioneer and first national hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is here discussed by contemporaries, historians, family, and friends. The film traces his early successes from the organizing of West Indian contract labor to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Improvement Association, which took America by storm in the 1920s. It threatened the establishment to such an extent that the FBI infiltrated UNIA and imprisoned Garvey. Afterward he returned to Jamaica, then went to London, where he died aged 53. A giant of black politics and the key philosopher of black pride, his story is told by activist Mariamne Samad, UNIA members Roy Carson and Ruth Prescott, and commentators Vivian Durham, Beverly Hamilton, professors Rupert Lewis and David Garrow, and Sam Clayton. The documentary has a specially performed soundtrack by the legendary Mystic Revelation of Rastafari band.
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52 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 05, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Giant of Black Politics
  • Introduction to Marcus Garvey and Colonial Slavery (3:45)
  • Up, You Mighty Race (1:19)
  • Garvey, Ahead of his Time (3:26)
  • Assertion of Black Rights (1:20)
  • The Stigma of Slavery (2:39)
  • Hypocrisy of Garvey's Catholic Memorial (2:49)
  • Garvey's Motto (2:20)
  • Black Experience in the Americas (3:57)
  • Confronting Black Resignation (3:54)
  • Black Pride (0:58)
  • Africa, Source of Black Pride (0:48)
  • Resentment of Blacks in America (3:18)
  • Garvey Imprisoned in America (2:13)
  • Garvey Elected In Absentia (3:59)
  • Inequalities Between Blacks and Mulattos (1:24)
  • Equal Respect for All Races (3:15)
  • Colonial Heritage (2:36)
  • Inferiority Complex of Blacks (2:41)
  • Blacks Divided in Jamaica (1:50)
  • Amy Jacques Garvey's Pension Refusal (0:46)
  • Jamaica Seeks An Answer to Post Colonialism (1:25)
  • Credits: Marcus Garvey: A Giant of Black Politics (0:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2008.
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50868 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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