amy ashwood

Amy Ashwood-Garvey (January 10, 1897- May 3, 1969)- Marcus Garvey’s First Wife, Jamaican-born  Pan-African activist, feminist, director of the Black Star Steamship Line Corporation, and founder of the Negro World Newspaper. (read complete bio at Wikipedia)

The Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) was founded on July 20, 1914 when The Right Excellent Marcus Garvey recruited its first member, Miss Amy Ashwood, and held the organization’s first meeting at 121 Orange Street in Kingston. The UNIA was dedicated to promoting racial pride, econo-mic self-sufficiency, and the establishment of a united and independent Africa. The organisation adopted a motto, ‘One God! One Aim! One Destiny’. This year marks 100 years since he conceptualized and launched this historic and global confraternity of the race.

We Salute Marcus Mosiah Garvey on this the 100th Anniversary of the UNIA!!

“Up you mighty race! You can accomplish what you will.”


Amy Ashwood Garvey