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Places Named After  Marcus Garvey
(Jamaica's First National Hero)

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A charismatic advocate for Black Nationalism and Pan-African-ism, Marcus Mosiah Garvey has not only etched his name in the history books because of his fundamental beliefs and work, he has, through same, inspired millions of across the globe, from esteemed leaders to the average man.

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Today, in addition to several books and publications, as well as busts in parks and offices across the world, the following are what I consider to be the most notable institutions and places named after Marcus Garvey.

See also: Places Named After Alexander Bustamante

22 Notable Institutions, Awards & Places Named After Marcus Garvey

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  1. The Marcus Mosiah Garvey Multimedia Museum (MMGMM) at Liberty Hall, downtown Kingston, Jamaica

  2. Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St Ann's Bay, Jamaica

  3. Marcus Garvey Drive In Kingston

  4. The Marcus Garvey Memorial in National Heroes Park in Kingston

  5. The Marcus Garvey Park (in New York)

  6. The Marcus Garvey Park (WIP) ( the birthplace of National Hero Marcus Mosiah Garvey, at 32 Market Street in St Ann's Bay)

  7. Marcus Garvey Basic School in Greenwich Farm, Kingston

  8. Marcus Garvey Elementary School in California, USA

  9. The Marcus Garvey Hall of Culture (at the OAS - the ground floor of the OAS main building in Washington, DC)

  10. The Marcus Garvey Scholarship  offered by the Jamaican Government

  11. The Marcus Garvey Resource Room at the St Ann Parish Library

  12. The Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Institute of Caribbean Studies 

  13. The Marcus Garvey Foundation

  14. The Marcus Garvey Youth Information Center in St Ann's Bay

  15. The Marcus Garvey Bust in Brent Museum (in Willesden Green Library, London, England)

  16.  The Marcus Garvey People's Political Party (MGPPP)

  17. The Marcus Garvey monument in National Heroes Park

  18. The Marcus Garvey Early Childhood Institution

  19. Marcus Garvey Skills Training Centre (In St. Ann)

  20. Marcus Garvey Day (Celebrated on August 17, 2012 in Jamaica; on his 125th birthday)

  21. Marcus Garvey Research Institute & also...

  22. The Marcus Garvey 'Guest House', housed within the W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre For Pan African Culture in Accra, Ghana.

Of key note is that although his name is not a part of the institution's name, he is the founder of the United Negro Improvement Association would (UNIA)

And Did You Know?

And while I have you? Did you know that...

  • Marcus Garvey Alias was "Black Moses"?

  • He  founded the People’s Political Party in 1929?

  • He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in 1914 with it's motto was ‘One God! One Aim! One Destiny!’

  • Garvey’s parents (Malcus Mosiah Garvey Snr, a stone mason & Sarah Jane Richards, a domestic worker) had 11 children but only Marcus Garvey and his eldest sister Indiana survived to adulthood?

  • According to, Garvey had a stroke in 1940 (January) that left him partially paralyzed.

    In May of the same year, George Padmore wrote an article stating that Marcus Garvey had died. That reportedly upset Garvey and he suffered the second and fatal heart attack.

  • Marcus Garvey died without having setting foot in Africa! He died on the 10th of June 1940 in London at age 53. 

And yes, I have a entire article on him! You can read it at this page.

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References To Places Named After Marcus Garvey

  • "Marcus Garvey Syllabus For Secondary Schools To Be Launched Today",
  • "New Yorkers Celebrate Garvey With Cultural Show, Parade",
  • "Calls for a Marcus Garvey Square",, published
  • "25 Facts about Marcus Mosiah Garvey","

  • "Tasha T on a musical high",

  • "High Commissioners Of Jamaica And Ghana Join In Marking The First Marcus Garvey Pan-Africanism Presentation In North-West London",
  • "Ground Broken For Marcus Garvey Memorial Park",
  • "When will Garvey's birthplace be restored?",
  • "Grange Outlines Plans For Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary",
  • "OAS Hall Of Culture To Be Named In Honour Of Marcus Garvey",
  • "SAJ Shares The Joy Of Giving",
  • "People Of Caribbean Heritage Recognised",, Published: Wednesday December 3, 2014
  • "Thelma Campbell - Witty social worker passes",
  • "NAJASO’s 38th Annual Convention Ends On A High Note",
  • "Bromley Armstrong - His early years facing discrimination in Canada",, published: Tuesday | April 15, 2008
  • "Maas Ran Remembered",
  • "50 Youth Get Another Chance At Training",
  • "SAJ Fetes Students At Adopted School",
  • "Gordon Robinson | How Stiff Is Your Penalty?",

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