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32 Market Street – Marcus Garvey’s Birthplace


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    While in Ocho Rios, take a tour of 32 Market Street, the birthplace of Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey in nearby St. Ann’s Bay.

    In the early 20th century, this visionary leader and the inspiration of the Garveyism movement established the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Jamaica. When he lived in the United States, he opened another branch of the association, established the Negro Factories Corporation, Negro World newspaper, and the Black Star Line shipping venture that acquired four shipping vessels.

    Until planned restoration of the home, construction of a memorial park, and Garvey Hall of Fame are complete, visitors may visit the property and learn about the man whose accomplishments belie his humble beginnings.

    32 Market Street – Marcus Garvey’s Childhood Home | Photo: Mbeke Waseme