The First Black Corporation


What was the first Black corporation? Where did the Red, Black, and Green flag originate? Why did J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI recruit the first black agent to infiltrate this corporation? All these answers and more can be found by watching, American Experience: Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind.

Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization for the African diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Among the most powerful sequences in the film are articulate, fiery interviews with the men and women whose parents joined the Garvey movement more than 80 years ago. Together they reveal how revolutionary Garvey’s ideas were to a new generation of African Americans,West Indians and Africans and how he invested hundreds of thousands of black men and women with a new-found sense of racial pride.


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  • Lloyd Wright

    Reply Reply May 14, 2009

    very powerful document that is still relevant in this day and time. we got President Obama but the struggle continues! this can be seen in the constant attacks on our President's action and policy record.

  • LewdaQ

    Reply Reply May 18, 2009

    Marcus was instrumental in me naming me kid; Power to Progress!

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