Working to secure a posthumous pardon for the Honorable Marcus Garvey.

This Black History Month 2022, we have dedicated our efforts to gathering 100,000 signatures to request an official response from the White House and President Biden for a posthumous exoneration of the Rt. Honorable Marcus Garvey for his unjust persecution and imprisonment by the U.S. government in 1923.


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New: read more, support the cause, and sign the new petition at!


In Conversation: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Dr. Julius Garvey (Apollo/Harlem Week; 08/17/22)

Read the December Press Release for more information (12/01/21).

Read the November Press Release to learn how to become involved (11/21/2021).

Read the official letter to President Joseph Biden requesting a posthumous presidential pardon for Dr. Garvey.


Spend some time this holiday season reflecting on quotes from Dr. Garvey in support of the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Chance has never yet satisfied the hope

of a suffering people.

In the News

There is movement building in the community and across the country. Stay tuned for the latest news here.

Harlem Network News: Dr. Maulana Karenga Speaks

The creator of Kwanzaa talks about the Marcus Garvey campaign. Watch the video here.

Tribute for the Justice 4 Garvey Exoneration Campaign

Corinth secondary school, St. Lucia, perform this tribute. Watch the video here.

A MISTREATED Blact Pioneer — From the Washington Post Archives

Askia Muhammed profiled the struggle in 1987. Read the archive here.

“He Still Reigns Supreme”: Marcus Garvey’s Son, Dr. Julius Garvey, On The Fight To Exonerate His Father — February 14, 2022

Kaitlyn Kennedy talks with Dr. Garvey on TAG24. Read the interview here.

Former Congresswoman Christensen Pushes for Full Presidential Pardon — February 3, 2022

Read the article in The Apex newspaper.

Reparations RoundUp News and Views — February 2, 2022

Nkechi Taifa discusses how to get involved. Watch her YouTube segment here.

Congresswoman Clarke Statement — February 1, 2022

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued a statement on the petition kick-off drive. Read her statement here.

Why We Must Fight To Exonerate Marcus Garvey — January 20, 2022

The Universal Negro Improvement Association has issues a thoughtful explanation of why the this fight is so critical. Read their proclamation here.

The PJ Patterson Centre for Africa Caribbean Advocacy Joins the Crusade — January 12, 2022

The Centre, part of the University of the West Indies, through the Office of the Statesman in Residence, has joined the call for a posthumous exoneration. Read their letter here.

Jamaica Sunday Sun: Marcus Garvey — December 12, 2021: It is Pardon Time

This analysis provides a photo history of Marcus Garvey and the efforts to seek a pardon. Read it here.

The History Makers: Marcus Garvey — It is Pardon Time

This in-depth article describes the persecution of Marcus Garvey and outlines the resolution to receive a posthumous pardon. Read it here.

People’s National Party Lends its Support

The People’s National Party has written a letter of support to restoring Marcus Garvey’s — “our first National Hero’s — reputation. Read it here.

Washington Post: Descendants of Marcus Garvey press Biden for Posthumous Pardon

Descendants of the Black revolutionary leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey are pressing President Biden’s administration to grant a posthumous presidential pardon of Garvey, who was targeted by the U.S. government and persecuted for his work to uphold racial justice. Read it here.

MSNBC News: The Case to Pardon Marcus Garvey

Dr. Julius Garvey’s interview on Into America with Trymaine Lee posted on November 4, 2021 — it includes audio of Marcus Garvey speaking, historical background shared by the host, and Dr. Julius Garvey’s interview. Watch it here.

The Chavis Chronicles

Dr. Julius Garvey shares insights and little-known facts about his father, the international leader of the Pan-African Movement with Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Watch it here.

About Marcus Garvey

Read this one-page summary of Marcus Garvey and the political prosecution he suffered.

Dr. Julius Garvey

Dr. Julius Garvey

Son of Marcus Garvey

Julius W. Garvey, M.D., FACS, FRCS, is a board certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon who practices in New York. He is affiliated with Northwell Health System and is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has been on several educational and medical missions to Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, Mali, Sierra Leone, Jamaica, Haiti, South Sudan and Ethiopia.
He has been internationally schooled in England, Canada, Jamaica and the United States. He lectures on the life and legacy of his father, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Recently, he delivered the 10th Annual Robert Sobukwe Lecture at Fort Hare University at Eastern Cape, South Africa jointly sponsored by the Steve Biko Foundation.

Contact Dr. Garvey at:

Leadership Team

Julius Garvey M.D.

‎Son of Marcus Garvey

Goulda Downer, PhD

‎Chair, Caribbean American Political Action Committee (C-PAC)

Melvin Foote

‎President, Constituency for Africa

Justin Hansford, Esq.

‎Associate Professor, St Louis University School of Law

Ambassador A. Shabazz

‎Ambassador-at-Large, Belize

Quito Swan, PhD

‎Associate Professor, Howard University African Diaspora History

Nkechi Taifa, Esq.

‎Director, Justice Roundtable Coalition

Kweisi Mfume Jr.