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Marcus Mosiah Garvey, A Call for Exoneration of the Founder/President General of the UNIA-ACL

Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League Official Statementon the Exoneration of Honorable Marcus Garvey, Founder and President General of the UNIA-ACL, 1914-1940.

 

The official position of the UNIA-ACL Parent Body on this issue is that the Honorable Marcus Garvey deserves to be completely exonerated and not merely pardoned.
A pardon* — especially a partial pardon — is a tacit acknowledgement that Mr. Garvey was guilty of a crime to begin with. He wasn’t, and that fact needs to be stated by the American government. His 1923 conviction for mail fraud was based on police misconduct, harassment, and racial animus against a popular Black leader.

 

That is and has been the UNIA-ACL’s official position since 1987, the year of the 100th Centennial of the Birth of the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey. In 1986, Congressman Charles Rangel of New York had introduced legislation for a joint House-Senate Resolution to pardon the Honorable Marcus Garvey. The UNIA-ACL requested an adjustment to that legislation, so that it would call for exoneration (also known as a full and complete pardon), and not a government restatement re-commuting his sentence. The UNIA-ACL has been in full support of that legislation since then, and the bill has been re-introduced in every session of Congress through the 111th of 2009-2010.

 

In 1986-87, hearings were held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, then chaired by Congressman John Conyers. The Honorable Charles L. James, then President-General of the UNIA-ACL; Marcus Garvey,Jr.; Dr. Julius Garvey, M.D.; Dr Tony Martin, the noted historian; Queen Mother Moore; Congressman Rangel; Dr.John Henrik Clarke; Dr Yosef ben-Jochannan; Dr. Robert Hill; Judith Stein, and many others testified before the committee.

 

The UNIA-ACL Presidents General from Reginald Maddox (1989-1992), Marcus Garvey, Jr. (1992-2004), Redman Battle (2004-2008), Nwalimu Gee (2008-2008), and Senghor Jawara Baye (2008 to present), have unceasingly supported efforts for Mr. Garvey's name to be exonerated and restored. Former President General Redman Battle even established an official Exoneration Committee, led by 2nd Assistant President-General Yaw Kwayke Davis, to work with Dr. Julius Garvey and Congressman Charles Rangel on this legal issue. That committee remains functional today,and it is still pursuing its exoneration objective.

 

Recently, we have witnessed an upsurge of citizen interest in this issue. Several persons have written letters, signed petitions, and sent e-mails to government offices requesting a pardon for Mr. Marcus Garvey.
**While the UNIA-ACL is sympathetic to those efforts, they do not represent the UNIA-ACL’s official position and those persons are acting on their own.

 

The UNIA-ACL Government demands an exoneration for Mr. Garvey, and the only acceptable pardon would be a complete and total pardon which expunges

 

Mr. Garvey’s conviction, eliminates any penalties, restores any money or property lost, and is accompanied by a governmental apology for violating Mr. Garvey’s rights and impugning his good name. The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey deserves nothing less. His words and deeds are revered all over the world and shall be forever.

 

One God, One Aim, One Destiny,

Senghor Jawara Baye

President-General/Administrator

31 August 2011

 

*In American jurisprudence, a pardon is for a criminal act, not a civil liability. A partial pardon allows a sentence reduction and early release (as in commutation), or a return of all of a person’s civil rights lost with a conviction, butt he criminal conviction and status as a convicted felon do not change. A Full and Complete pardon, issued by governors and the President, “places the legal and civil status of the convicted back to where it was before the crime was committed — it’s as if the crime never took place (and the person was never arrested, charged and convicted), as far as the law is concerned. “ One’s non-criminal status is restored — in other words, a person is exonerated. Full and complete pardons are, however, rare.

 

**Additionally, the argument used in the alleged letter from the Obama Justice Department refusing the individual requests for a pardon, i.e., the U.S. Government does not grant pardons to deceased Americans, is not really true. Henry O. Flipper, the Black West Point cadet who was drummed out of the Army through legal frame-ups and persistent racial persecution, was pardoned by Bill Clinton in 1999 – 59 years after Mr. Flipper died – and 117 years after he had been falsely convicted. The federal precedent for Mr. Garvey, in a similar racial case. has thus already been set.

 

From Dr. David L. Horne

 

 

UNIA-ACL

Government of the Universal Negro Improvement Association – African Communities League

1400 Ingraham Street, NW •

Washington, DC 20011

Phone – 202.256.2518

eMail – pg@uniaacl.org

Website – www.uniaacl.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by KWASI Akyeampong on September 20, 2011 at 1:16am

 

Marcus Garvey Pardon Rejected by White House

    

Legal experts and others who have studied the Garvey case have long concluded that he was framed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and wrongfully convicted

Tony Best, Los Angeles Sentinel

Marcus GarveyA bid to secure a posthumous presidential pardon for Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first national hero, has been rejected out of hand by the Barack Obama White House in Washington.

But the Administration's rejection is unlikely to end the campaign in and out of the United States, Jamaica and elsewhere to clear the name of the iconic figure.

CONTINUES.....

 

 


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