AUGUST 17 — Marcus Garvey
Jamaican-American “Back to Africa” revolutionary.
August 17, 2009 HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS
China: FEAST OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS. Wide variety of offerings for those
who died orphans, paupers or beggars, & those who died far from home.
Those lonesome & desolate souls may return to inhabit leaves & grasses,
& spread plagues. If offerings are made, they may stay away.
ALSO ON AUGUST 17 IN HISTORY…
1887 — “Back to Africa” Marcus Josiah Garvey born, St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica.
1892 — “Come up and see me sometime” Mae West born, Brooklyn, New York.
1955 — Emmett Till killed for “talking to a white woman,” Money, Mississippi.