Marcus Garvey's Irish Influences: Pan-Africanism and Diasporic Connectivity

  • Family friendly
  • Free to visit

Monday, 9 October 2023

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18:00 - 19:00

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About this event

Like anti-colonial nationalists in Asia and Africa, Garvey took inspiration from the Irish struggle against British rule and championed the case for an Irish republic.

As founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), Marcus Garvey built one of the largest pan-Africanist organisations in history. The Jamaican-born activist mobilised millions in arguing for the establishment of an independent Black nation.

This talk will examine the strategic and symbolic importance of Irish diasporic nationalism to Garveyism, drawing out connections between the two movements.

Dr Miriam Nyhan Grey is a visiting research scholar at New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House. A founding board member of the African American Irish Diaspora Network, she initiated NYU’s Black, Brown and Green Voices project, which amplifies the experiences of Americans with African and Irish ancestry.

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