Born in Jamaica on August 17, 1887, Marcus Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA) in 1914, with a mission of “One Aim. One God. One Destiny”. Garvey worked for the glorification of Blackness, believed in Black independence, and dreamed of a worldwide Pan-African Association. Garveyfest, being held virtually this year, celebrates his life and legacy annually, and will include a special greeting from Alexandra Skeeter, one of the medical students in Cuba studying at ELAM from Milwaukee and Wisconsin. If you miss it, check our Facebook page after the event to see her impressive greeting, which lists some of the adverse effects of US Cuba policy on Black people in the US. See the information here for details.