Africans on the Move host 27th Annual Garvey fest

August 20, 2015

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Milwaukee residents enjoyed lectures on Marcus Garvey and other notable African American men and women, live music, poetry performances, free food and dance during the 27th annual Garvey fest held Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 4340 N. 46th Street. Marcus Garvey along with two remarkable sisters, Amy Ashwood and Amy Jacques, helped to organize the Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1914. It was one of the first and the largest international political movements of people of African descent. Garvey was fraudulently convicted of mail fraud by J. Edgar Hoover and imprisoned in 1925. He was released and deported in 1927. His name and reputation have never been cleared in the U.S. The event was sponsored by Africans on the Move and organized by Ahmed Mbalia.