UWI Vice Chancellor Urges Obama To Exonerate Marcus Garvey
UWI Vice Chancellor urges Obama to exonerate Marcus Garvey
By Nelson A. King
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Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, has joined the global call on United States President Barack Obama to grant a posthumous pardon to Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., for his 1923 mail fraud conviction in the U.S.
“Marcus Garvey was the victim of trumped-up charges orchestrated by the late J. Edgar Hoover, the famously anti-black director of the U.S.’s Federal Bureau of Investigation,” …