100 Years of the UNIA, Marcus Garvey Be Praised!

100 Years of the UNIA, Marcus Garvey Be Praised!

By N Oji Mzilikazi

17 August 2015

The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) was founded in August 1914 by the Right Honourable Marcus Mosiah Garvey to uplift, unify, and empower the race.

Last Friday, the Montreal chapter of the UNIA (founded in1920) celebrated the UNIA’s centennial as well as Marcus Garvey’s birthday.

The joyous and spirited affair reinforced values, rejuvenated spirits, and strengthened resolve – at least mines. And so I promise to work harder, do better, and be the best that I can be.

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