Marcus Garvey Biography

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Biography Part 10 - Return to England

From England, Marcus Garvey continued to involve himself in issues of Black Rights, particularly with the war in Ethiopia (which was then called Abyssinia). He was highly critical of Haile Selassie's actions after the invasion of Abyssinia by Italian Fascist troops, calling him "visionless and disloyal to his country". These comments made him unpopular with many of his supporters. Garvey suffered a stroke on 20 January 1940, resulting in paralysis of his left side. The news of his stroke was incorrectly reported as being fatal in the Chicago Defender. It is rumoured that reading this obituary bought on a second, and fatal, stroke. Garvey died in hospital on June 10th and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery.

Marcus Garvey was proclaimed Jamaica's first national hero on the 15th of November 1964 and his body was moved to a shrine in national heroes park.

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