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06-10 Marcus GarveyOn June 10, 1940, volatile political leader and black nationalist, Marcus Garvey, died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 52. After five years in prison, he had moved to London to further pursue his Back to Africa movement. But he had spent the bulk of his glory days in Harlem, where he published the newspaper, The Negro World, established the ship company, The Black Star Line, and formed the New York chapter of the Universal Negro Improvement Association.


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