Garveyism


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Garveyism

 

a bourgeois, nationalist, separatist tendency in the Negro movement in the USA. The name is taken from M. Garvey, who supported a program of resettling the American Negro population in Africa and creating a Negro state there. During the period of jim crowism and cruel racial persecution, the reactionary “Back to Africa” appeal was temporarily supported by some of the American Negroes. In the 1920’s Garveyism declined. However, during the upsurge of the Negro movement in the 1960’s several activist groups revived Garvey’s doctrine (the African Nationalist Pioneer Movement).

REFERENCE

Foster, U. Z. Negritianskii narod v istorii Ameriki. Moscow, 1955.

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