Very Scarce Marcus Garvey Speech
"The Case of the Negro for International Racial Adjustment before the English People" (Speech Delivered by Marcus Garvey at Royal Albert Hall, London England, on Wednesday Evening, June 6th, 1928...)
Notes: "A landmark speech on colonialism and rights of Africans" (Marcus Garvey and the United Negro Improvement Association Papers project).
Garvey, who had been deported from the United States on December 2, 1927, was attempting to present a petition about African civil rights to a gathering of the League of Nations. The cover explains part of the purpose of this speech, to present the facts of the petition, "a report of which was suppressed by the Metropolitan Press of London so as to misrepresent the facts to the English people and to prevent them learning the truth so that they may not make right and adjust a grave imperial question."
31 pages. The back cover is an advertisement for another Garvey speech planned for September 2, 1928.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in original printed wrappers.
Publication: London: Univeral Negro Improvement Association, 1928.
Item No: #362494