Speeches by Amy and Marcus Garvey
Minutes of proceedings of the speech by the Hon. Marcus Garvey at the Century Theater ... London ... on Sunday, September 2nd, 1928
Notes: A scarce transcript of a speech given by the Black Jamaican radical Marcus Garvey to a white English audience after his deportation from the United States, where he had been living and agitating since 1916, the previous December.
Garvey challenges his British audience: "I am here representing 400,000,000 black men who are serious—peaceably serious; in that we intend to adopt different means to achieve our ends than you have adopted. You have adopted shot and shell—brute force—to attain all that you have accomplished." He talks about unemployment, human rights, and justice for "darker peoples" and criticizes Christianity and African colonialism.
This pamphlet also prints the opening remarks of Amy Jacques-Garvey, who spoke before her husband. "You, perhaps, know little about our race as a whole; you know still less about the hopes and ambitions of black women... We have struggled with our men in slavery; we have withstood the insults and abuses of white slavemasters... The black women of the world have suffered; the black women of the world are suffering to-day."
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in the original printed wrappers. Housed in a book-sized slipcase with a leather spine.
Publication: London: Vail & Co. Printers (Univeral Negro Improvement Association ), 1928.
Item No: #362495