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

DATE: 9th October 2023
TIME: 6.00pm
WHERE: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
COST: Free

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 – a call that gained global traction after World War I.

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. 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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