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Universal Negro Improvement Association

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Creator:Rolinson, Mary G.
Title:Universal Negro Improvement Association
Date:2005 July 15

Encyclopedia article about the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) which had at least thirty-four division in Georgia during the early to mid-1920s. Black Georgians read its newspaper, the Negro World, and contributed generously to many UNIA causes. The UNIA's Jamaican founder, Marcus Garvey, had a significant following in the South, particularly in rural areas among tenant farmers and sharecroppers for his programs of economic independence, racial separatism, and African redemption.

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Subjects:Universal Negro Improvement Association | Black nationalism--Southern States--History--20th century | African American political activists--Southern States--History--20th century | African Americans--Southern States--Politics and government--20th century | African Americans--Race identity--Southern States--History--20th century | Southern States--Politics and government--1865-1950 | Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century | Southern States--Rural conditions | Georgia
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2005-07-15
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