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Marcus Garvey Academy

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Marcus Garvey Academy
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Centered on a white background appears an image of a man in semi-profile. The man is wearing purple and yellow military regalia. Above and below the image is black text.

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There are high schools named Marcus Garvey Academy in Detroit, MI, Cleveland, OH, and Los Angeles, CA, though it is unclear for which this button is representative. These schools' namesake, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. (1887-1940), was a Jamaican political leader, orator, writer, publisher, and entrepreneur. His principal area of focus was Pan-Africanism, the idea that all people of African descent should unite to better their situations around the world. With this goal in mind, he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He also founded the Black Star Line, which, in theory if not in practice, was a fleet of ships intended to help Africans in the worldwide diaspora return to their ancestral continent.

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