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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. (1887-1940), a Jamaican born immigrant, was an early twentieth century African-American leader who was a founder and staunch proponent of the black nationalist movement. In the aftermath of World War I, the FBI began investigating Garvey’s activities, looking to deport him as an undesirable alien. In 1922, he was convicted on a mail fraud charge in connection with some of business and organizational activities in which he was involved; his sentence was later commuted by President Coolidge. This material has been released before and consists of materials from 1922 to 1965; the bulk of the file ranges 1922 to 1927.

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