After a scuffle, Tyler ran off but was arrested.  The next day, Tyler reportedly tried to escape by jumping through a window but fell 30 feet to his death. Some historians consider his death a homicide.

Despite being bandaged and still recovering from the wounds, Garvey made it to a speaking engagement in Philadelphia the next day, solidifying his growing support.  That December, Garvey and Ashwood wed. They would divorce three years later, with Garvey marrying Jacques, who was Ashwood’s best friend and her maid of honor.

Garvey was eventually deported from the U.S., and died in London at the age of 52 after a series of strokes. His is now buried in his homeland of Jamaica and considered a national hero.

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