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Leid Stories—Dr. Julius Garvey Presses Obama for Presidential Pardon for His Father, the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey; Obama Balks—08.23.16

Dr. Julius Garvey, son of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, discusses a years-long effort to clear his father’s name and reputation via a presidential pardon. The founder and driving force behind the first global Black nationalist movement, the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), in 1923 was convicted in a rigged federal trial of wire fraud. Garvey’s conviction served as the basis for his deportation back to Jamaica and, eventually, destroy the UNIA-ACL.

Dr. Julius Garvey and several noteworthy organizations and individuals in recent years have been pressing for a presidential pardon of the revered leader by President Barack Obama, but so far have received no encouraging signs.

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