Mail Fraud Charges Against Marcus Garvey: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, First Session ... July 28, 1987

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Page 41 - Organization where these purposes are set forth as : " '. . . voluntarily to promote equality of rights and eradicate caste or race prejudice among the citizens of the United States; to advance the interest of colored citizens; to secure for them impartial suffrage; and to increase their opportunities for securing justice in the courts, education for their children, employment according to their ability, and complete equality before the law.
Page 40 - Discrimination ! Why, that is precisely what we propose ; that, exactly, is what this convention was elected for — to discriminate to the very extremity of permissible action Tinder the limitations of the Federal Constitution, with a view to the •elimination of every Negro voter who can be gotten rid of legally without materially impairing the numerical strength of the white electorate.
Page 26 - African, shall be truly respected until the race, as a whole, has emancipated itself, through self-achievement and progress, from universal prejudice. The Negro will have to build his own government, industry, art, science, literature and culture, before the world will stop to consider him.
Page 19 - We are organized for the absolute purpose of bettering our condition, industrially, commercially, socially, religiously and politically. We are organized not to hate other men, but to lift ourselves, and to demand respect of all humanity. We have a program that we believe to be righteous; we believe it to be just, and we have made up our minds to lay down ourselves on the altar of sacrifice for the realization of this great hope of ours, based upon the foundation of righteousness. We declare to the...
Page 26 - No Negro, let him be American, European, West Indian or African can respect himself or be respected by others unless the race as a whole has emancipated itself through self-achievement and progress.
Page 33 - Amendment ... to transfer the security and protection of ... civil rights . . . from the states to the federal government.
Page 72 - Unfortunately, however, he has not as yet violated any federal law whereby he could be proceeded against on the grounds of being an undesirable alien, from the point of view of deportation. It occurs to me, however, from the attached clipping that there might be some proceeding against him for fraud in connection with his Black Star Line propaganda and for this reason I am transmitting the communication to you for your appropriate attention.
Page 39 - we have now the sympathy of thoughtful men in the North to an extent that never before existed." At the dawn of the new century the wave of Southern racism came in as a swell upon a mounting tide of national sentiment and was very much a part of that sentiment. Had the tide been running the other way, the Southern wave would have broken feebly instead of becoming a wave of the future.
Page 27 - Before the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice of the House Committee on the Judiciary, 93d Cong., 1st Sess., 142-158 with Ely, The Irrepressible Myth of Erie, 87 Harv.
Page 33 - ... Senator George F. Hoar of Massachusetts "for his complete announcement of the divine right of the Caucasian to govern the inferior races," a position which "most amply vindicated the South." Hilary A. Herbert, an advocate of complete disfranchisement of the Negro in Alabama rejoiced in May 1900 that "we have now the sympathy of thoughtful men in the North to an extent that never before existed.

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