Brother Leader Mbandaka, UK representative of the UNIA-ACL and Spiritual Leader of the Alkebulan Revivalist Movement, profiles the life and achievements of the Most Eminent Prophet and King Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
On the 17th August, 1887, the ‘Black Star’ of hope rose, when a son was born in the parish of St Ann’s, Jamaica to Sarah (Richards) Garvey and Marcus Garvey. Upon his birth his proud father, an Ashanti (‘Maroon’) descendant, held him aloft and proclaimed: “Your name shall be ‘Mosiah’ and you shall be a Moses!” This echoed the premonition of his mother, that she had conceived a Prophet, one who shall lead his people to the Promise-land.
As a boy, Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a little wonder. His mature demeanour and profound utterances made many elders see in him an ancient spirit reborn: “Im com ya aredy!” His academic excellence earned him the role of ‘pupil teacher’…
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