Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican-born Black nationalist political leader who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association, was both praised as a visionary leader and dismissed as a dangerous subversive during his lifetime. In this lesson, students examine six historical documents and answer the question: Why was Marcus Garvey polarizing?
[All materials updated on 10/06/2023.]
Image: Photo of Marcus Garvey taken in 1924. From the Library of Congress.