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Many know Amy Ashwood Garvey as the ex-wife of Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey. But the Port Antonio, Jamaica native is partly responsible for the creation of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. She and her husband would use all of their resources to aide in the liberation of Jamaica. Working as the general secretary and leader of the ladies auxiliary, Garvey would later take over as director of the Black Star Line Steamship Company. She also established the UNIA’s newspaper called The Negro World
 
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