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Community Blackout Market presents Marcus Garvey Birthday celebration
August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us on August 20th 2022 as we celebration the life & legacy of Marcus Garvey. Shop with local vendors & enjoy live performances.
About this event
The Community Blackout Market welcome you to celebrate Marcus Garvey Birthday on Saturday August 20th, 2022 1pm-6pm. This event will focus on one of Marcus Garvey’s biggest missions: Economic Empowerment in the Community of the African Diaspora. Shop with local minority vendors that sell unique and quality items while enjoying live performances from Palm Beach County’s best local artist.
This is a FREE community event and ALL are welcomed
Important History and significance on why we choose to honor Marcus Garvey
(17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940).
Garvey was known as the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). Formed in Jamaica in July 1914, the UNIA aimed to achieve Black nationalism through the celebration of African history and culture.
He was the creator of the Pan-African Flag – A horizontal triband of red, black, and green.
Adopted on August 13th 1920 the three colors on the Black Nationalist flag represent:
RED: the blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation;
BLACK: black people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag; and
GREEN: the abundant natural wealth of Africa
Founded the Black Star Line ( Shipping Company)