• Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey

  • By: Marcus Garvey
  • Narrated by: Yosef Kent
  • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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One of the most important and controversial figures in the history of race relations in America and the world at large, Marcus Garvey was the first great black orator of the 20th century. The Jamaican-born African American rights advocated dismayed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. Of him, Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “He was the first man, on a mass scale and level, to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny, and make the Negro feel that he was somebody.”

A printer and newspaper editor in his youth, Garvey furthered his education in England and eventually traveled to the United States, where he impressed thousands with his speeches and millions more through his newspaper articles. His message of black pride resonated in all his efforts. This anthology contains some of his most noted writings, among them “The Negro’s Greatest Enemy”, "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World", and "Africa for the Africans", as well as powerful speeches on unemployment, leadership, and emancipation.

Essential listening for students of African American history, this volume will also serve as a useful reference for anyone interested in the history of the civil rights movement.

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Consider a black reader. I couldn’t get through the first chapter. It’s definitely a turn off, I wanted to listen to the collection but the reader sucks

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the reading was more mechanical than performances

I feel the narrator seem too mechanical, I was hoping at least to have a person with a Caribbean accent.

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  • marcia henry
  • 05-30-21

Repeative!

The narrator sounded to artificial and not right for the subject matter.
The writings contained repeated statements.
You have to understand the time of the writings to understand why he wrote what he did.

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