Marcus Garvey, Mimeographed Letter Signed

By: (Marcus Garvey)

Price: $1,800.00

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One page, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, on Marcus Garvey Appreciation Fund letterhead; moderate toning, folds. VG+. This is a mimeographed fundraising appeal over Garvey''s signature. It was written after Garvey had been released from prison and deported to Jamaica. He says in part, "I have tried for years to do the best for my Race, but unfortunately I have had many hard hits . . . I have had to make tremendous sacrifices and now I am caught to the hilt. I have had to mortgage my home and personal properties here to carry on the work of service to the race, but due to the lack of loyalty on the part of those who should co-operate for the general good . . . I am about to lose my home and all I possess except in the next twenty days at most I can pay off ten thousand dollars." Two years later, Garvey would leave Jamaica for London. This letter comes with a mimeographed, retained copy of a dramatic telegram sent by the American Negro Labor Congress to Garvey while he was imprisoned in Atlanta. "Your imprisonment is an act of brutal persecution and an attack against all of our suffering people. We demand your unconditional and immediate release and urge you to fight against being deported." This telegram is a single page, 5 x 8 1/2 inches; worn with tape repairs, tears and pencil edits. [Chicago, October 1925]. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 1 pages

Title: Marcus Garvey, Mimeographed Letter Signed

Author Name: (Marcus Garvey)

Categories: African - American,

Publisher: Kingston Jamaica, Marcus Garvey: 1933

Binding: Letter

Seller ID: 16345

Keywords: African - American Black Negro Marcus Garvey Civil Rights Pan-Africanism UNIA Universal Negro Improvement Association Black Nationalism