Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Liberty Hall celebrates Marcus Garvey’s 125th

FRIDAY, August 17, 2012 marks the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, world renowned Pan-African leader and Jamaica's First National Hero. To commemorate this event Liberty Hall will host two events.

On the anniversary, Liberty Hall will host an Open House/Information Fair called Harambee.

Harambee 2012 will feature the presentation of our latest exhibition, the MMGMM Mobile Museum, which will be launched by Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey. Also, free tours of the Marcus Mosiah Garvey Multimedia Museum, exhibitions, free film screenings, an African fashion show, and a concert.

The hall will also launch Professor Tony Martin's Caribbean History: From Post-Colonial to Present.

Professor Martin is a renowned Garvey scholar and Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, Massachusetts.

On Sunday, August 19 at 3:00 pm, Professor Martin will deliver the third annual Marcus Mosiah Garvey lecture: If Garvey Dies, Garvey Lives: The Enduring Relevance of Garvey's Ideas in the Garvey Great Hall at Liberty Hall.