< "Real Character" by Marcus Garvey
23.08.2011 15:13 Age: 7 yrs
Category: engl Karibik Allgemein / Politik

Mr. President, Marcus Has Been Dead for Ages'

Marcushas been "dead for ages"' Wherewere you when Marcus founded the UNIA Whenthe "Burning Spear" led Kenya into a new day WhenSenghor tore Senegal from the colonialist's pages SoAfrican children would no longer be hunted as prey'
Marcushas been "dead for ages"' ForgetMarcus and you'll answer to the whirlwind that still rages Tonovae stars whose light still guides our way Whosememory is now betrayed when you say: Marcushas been "dead for ages."

TheSunday Observer has acquired a copy of one letter sent by Parker to the USPresident, and the first ever reply from the White House on the matter . "MarcusMosiah Garvey is also a National Hero of Jamaica, West Indies and a leadingforebear of the African American civil rights experience," wrote Parker. "Itis full time that this extraordinary human being of humble beginnings andstrong moral character be pardoned by the pen of an American president. Itwould be fitting if both you, Mr President, and the first lady visit Jamaicafor the purposes of signing the executive order pardoning Marcus MosiahGarvey." In atersely worded reply to Parker's request, White House Pardon Attorney, RonaldRodgers said such a move would be a waste of time and resources since Garveyhad been dead for ages.

Read more:  www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/No-pardon-for-Garvey_9489036