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Garvey, Amy Ashwoodlocked

(18 January 1897–03 May 1969)
  • Barbara Bair

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Garvey, Amy Ashwood (18 January 1897–03 May 1969), Pan-African activist and feminist, was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica, one of three children of Michael Delbert Ashwood and Maudriana Thompson. She was raised in Panama, where her father ran a restaurant and worked as a printer. Supported by her family in her desire for education, she returned to Jamaica to attend a high school for girls. It was as a teenager in Kingston that she became the close associate of the young ...

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