Caribbean/American Congresswoman Disappointed Obama Did Not Pardon Garvey – News
Caribbean/American congresswoman disappointed Obama did not pardon Garvey – News
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Caribbean/American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, says she is disappointed that former President Barack Obama did not posthumously pardon Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey before leaving office.
On his last day in office last Thursday, Obama commuted the sentences of 330 individuals. Garvey was convicted for mail fraud in the US in 1923.
“While the exoneration and/or pardon of the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey remains elusive, unresolved and unfinished business, we must continue our education and organizing efforts in the pursuit justice for the legendary icon,” said Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, …