Amy Ashwood Garvey Memorabilia
Scope and Contents
The collection, containing an envelope and a long-playing record, sheds light on the friendship between Amy Ashwood Garvey and Thelma Rogers of Trinidad and Tobago. They met while Amy Garvey was in Trinidad and Tobago during 1954-55, lecturing to women's organizations. It also records their involvement with an Afro-Women's Centre in London. Rogers admits that her life was never the same after meeting Garvey, who was a source of inspiration to her. The long-playing record consists of recollections of Marcus Garvey, narrated by his wife. The record entitled 'Up you Mighty race" is stored in the audiovisual collection.
Biographical / Historical
Amy Ashwood Garvey was the first wife of Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Their 1919 marriage was short-lived as, three years later (1922), he married his second wife Amy Jacques Garvey. Biographer Tony Martin describes Amy Ashwood Garvey as a "precocious child who grew into a talented, attractive woman of expansive horizons and boundless energy ... A restless figure, she lived or sojourned in Jamaica, Panama, the United States, England, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and Las Palmas, among other places."
0.25 Linear Feet
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Thelma Rogers in September 1989.
- Amy Ashwood Garvey Memorabilia
- Ashwood Garvey, Amy Memorabilia
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