Universal Negro Improvement Association

Events

In 1910 Garvey started publishing a newspaper called The Watchmen

1910

In 1914 Marcus Garvey founded the UNIA

1914

In 1915 he left Jamaica for the United States hoping to find support for the UNIA there

1914

In 1916, when he arrived in the United States he went to Harlem,New York City

1916

In 1917, Garvey organized the first american branch of the UNIA at Liberty Hall in Harlem

1917

Garvey created the African Communities League and incorporated it into the UNIA, making it the UNIA

1918

In 1918, The American UNIA chapter began to grow and had 3,500 members in New York

1918

In 1922 Garvey was indicted for fraudulently using the federal mail

1922

In 1923, he was convicted on this charge and sent to prison

1923

In 1927, Garvey was released from prison

1927

In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge freed Garvey but ordered him deported as an undesirable alien.

1927

He failed to proceed the UNIA and died in 1940

1940