Marcus Garvey Jr.: AmbitioUS!


Marcus Garvey Jr., (1887-1940)

Born August 17, 1887, on the island of Jamaica. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association, promoting Africans in ‘America’ and advanced a Pan-African philosophy. Moving to Harlem, NYC in 1916, he formed a U.N.I.A. chapter. He sought social, political and economic freedom for blacks and by August 1920, the U.N.I.A. claimed 4 million members. Garvey spoke of having pride in African history and culture. His message inspired the basis of many in the early days of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.


The ‘Legacy Series Coffee’ is a unique specialty coffee and provides innovative educational awareness of African Canadian/ Nova Scotian history. In partnership with Just Us! Coffee Roasters Co-op (Canada’s 1st Fair Trade Roaster), the packaging features labels promoting historic persons of African descent, important to not only Nova Scotia but also Canada. Highlighted are William Hall VC: VictoriUS!, Rose Fortune: IndustrioUS!, Marcus Garvey: AmbitioUS! and Portia White: MomentoUS! This product is part of VANSDA’s anti- racism and education commitment. Our aim is to decrease the impact of racism endured by persons by bringing history into homes and offices one cup at a time.

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