Leaders of the Caribbean Diaspora and several US Congressional Black Caucus members, are campaigning for President Barack Obama to exonerate the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey.
Via justice4gravey.org, the 100-day campaign for a posthumous Presidential Pardon, details how Marcus Garvey was targeted by the US government for his political activity as leader of the Pan-African movement.
It was launched on August 17th – Garvey’s birthday, and needs 100,000 signatures to garnder a response from the White House administration.
At the same time, Garvey’s son Dr. Julius Garvey and Jamaican film-maker Roy Anderson, are in the early stages of development a documentary of his life story.
Anderson said with the documentary, he wants to humanize Marcus Garvey by portraying him through his son’s eyes, and not just as a historical figure.
He says he was drawn to the idea simply because Marcus Garvey fits into a recurring theme in his productions, which is ‘resistance’ and telling stories of under-represented people.
Roy Anderson has produced and directed two other films — including Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, which recently won Best Documentary at the Newark International Film Festival in New Jersey.
To support the “Grant Marcus Mosiah Garvey a Posthumous Presidential Pardon”, visit Justice4Garvey.org.