Garvey, Amy Ashwood, approximately 1895-1969

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Amy Ashwood Garvey, was the first wife of Marcus Garvey, founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Their 1919 marriage was short-lived as, three years later (1922), he married his second wife Amy Jacques Garvey. Biographer Tony Martin describes Amy Ashwood Garvey as a "precocious child who grew into a talented, attractive woman of expansive horizons and boundless energy ... A restless figure, she lived or sojourned in Jamaica, Panama, the United States, England, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and Las Palmas, among other places."

From the description of Amy Ashwood Garvey Memorabilia, 1954-1967. [1954-1967] (The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine). WorldCat record id: 48230936

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referencedIn William V.S. Tubman Papers, 1904-1992 Liberian Collectionshttp://www.onliberia.org
creatorOf Garvey, Amy Ashwood, 1897-1969. Amy Ashwood Garvey Memorabilia, 1954-1967. The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine, Main Library, The University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine
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associatedWith Garvey, Marcus, 1887-1940 person
associatedWith Rogers, Thelma person
correspondedWith Tubman, William V.S. person
associatedWith Universal Negro Improvement Association. corporateBody
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Birth 1895-01-18

Death 1969

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