Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., National Hero of Jamaica (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940) was a publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, Black Nationalist, Pan-Africanist, and orator. Marcus Garvey was founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Prior to the twentieth century, leaders such as Prince Hall, Martin Delany, Edward Wilmot ... more »
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Marcus Mosiah Garvey Poems
A Black Man's Speech to a White Man in A...
I'm not as educated, sir, as thee, But God Almighty's sun I see, And you may treat me very hard for this, But I His Holy Hand shall kiss.
The Black Mother
Where can I find love that never changes Smiles that are true and always just the same, Caring not how the fierce tempest rages,
The Tragedy of White Injustice
(1) Lying and stealing is the white man's game; For rights of God nor man he has no shame (A practice of his throughout the whole world)
The Black Woman
Black queen of beauty, thou hast given color to the world! Among other women thou art royal and the fairest!
Hail! United States of Africa
Hail! United States of Africa-free! Hail! Motherland most bright, divinely fair! State in perfect sisterhood united,
A Black Man's Prayer
Send Thy peace to all this world, Lord of nations and of man- Where blood banners are unfurled. In their wicked sinful den.
Black And White
I'm black not white, which is no crime; To have all things makes one so great: If blacks did have, all whites would crave
Africa For The Africans
Say! Africa for the Africans, Like America for the Americans: This the rallying cry for a nation, Be it in peace or revolution.
All men have troubles of their own, And burdens great to bear each day, So keep your tales of woe, and frown At all the ills that come your way:
Suns have set and suns will rise Upon many gloomy lives; Those who sit around and say: 'Nothing good comes down our way.'
Hell's Back Door
The way we flitter through our span, And break the laws of loveliness, Does show an open Hell for man On earth, with all his naughtiness.
Those Who Know
You may not know, and that is all That causes you to fail in life; All men should know, and thus not fall The victims of the heartless strife.
A Summer's Dream
As I lay asleep at midnight, A thought came stealing over me: A shadow of a great disaster,
Man To Man
Yes, man to man is so unjust Until we know not whom to trust; For we have made of life a lie,
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A Black Man's Speech to a White Man in America
I'm not as educated, sir, as thee,
But God Almighty's sun I see,
And you may treat me very hard for this,
But I His Holy Hand shall kiss.
I have no nation, none as great as yours
That kills and grabs beyond the stores;
I have no selfish laws to keep men down
And then upon them ever frown.
You have the wealth of land and sea and sky,
You boast as if you'd never die:
How great you are, my mighty earthly king,
So great that I must tribute bring!
But, sir, one day you'll surely be in hell,
And then a story I will tell;
As Dives asked for quenching water ...