The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey / Edition 1

The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey / Edition 1

by Ula Yvette Taylor, Ula Yvette Taylor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807853860

ISBN-13: 9780807853863

Pub. Date: 09/30/2002

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In this biography, Ula Taylor explores the life and ideas of one of the most important, if largely unsung, Pan-African freedom fighters of the twentieth century: Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973).

Born in Jamaica, Amy Jacques moved in 1917 to Harlem, where she became involved in the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the largest Pan-African

Overview

In this biography, Ula Taylor explores the life and ideas of one of the most important, if largely unsung, Pan-African freedom fighters of the twentieth century: Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973).

Born in Jamaica, Amy Jacques moved in 1917 to Harlem, where she became involved in the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the largest Pan-African organization of its time. She served as the private secretary of UNIA leader Marcus Garvey; in 1922, they married. Soon after, she began to give speeches and to publish editorials urging black women to participate in the Pan-African movement and addressing issues that affected people of African descent across the globe. After her husband's death in 1940, Jacques Garvey emerged as a gifted organizer for the Pan-African cause. Although she faced considerable male chauvinism, she persisted in creating a distinctive feminist voice within the movement. In her final decades, Jacques Garvey constructed a thriving network of Pan-African contacts, including Nnamdi Azikiwe, Kwame Nkrumah, George Padmore, and W. E. B. Du Bois.

Taylor examines the many roles Jacques Garvey played throughout her life, as feminist, black nationalist, journalist, daughter, mother, and wife. Tracing her political and intellectual evolution, the book illuminates the leadership and enduring influence of this remarkable activist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807853863
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/30/2002
Series:
Gender and American Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
879,669
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments Introduction
1 The Formative Years, 1895-1917
2 Amy Jacques and the UNIA
3 I Only Live to Perpetuate the Ideas of My Husband
4 Our Women and What They Think
5 Back to Jamaica and Forward to Europe
6 New Freedoms, New Constraints
7 Single Motherhood
8 A Decade of Unity
9 The Fifth Pan-African Congress, 1945
10 Essays and Literature for a Pan-African World
11 Activism Closer to Home

12 The Progressive Radical Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index

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