Son of civil rights activist Marcus Garvey takes visit to DSU, looks to inspire youth


DELAWARE – The son of historic civil rights activist Marcus Garvey making his way to Delaware State University to host an event Tuesday in honor of Black History Month.

Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican native, was the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.

The organization looked to unite all African people worldwide and advocated for their civil rights.

Dr. Julius Garvey, a retired surgeon, is visiting the HBCU to discuss his father’s legacy, his book (The Philosophy & Opinions of Marcus Garve) and social justice issues relevant to today.

He tells us it’s important for youth to be knowledgeable of their history for a brighter future. “Like for example in terms of the Black Lives Matter movement with the young people. They need to know whose shoulders to stand on in terms of Martin Luther King, Malcom X, Marcus Garvey, and you keep going back,” Dr. Garvey said.

“And it’s one struggle, it’s not just the present or what happened yesterday. It’s one continuing struggle relative to freedom and relative to justice.”

Dr. Garvey says one thing he hopes to see in his lifetime is people from different walks of life living together in true harmony.

That event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Education and Humanities Theatre.

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