"Another rare photo with Mr. Garvey and his American Representative Ernest B Knox, Friday, December 2, 1927, as Mr. Garvey was being deported from the Algiers pier in New Orleans aboard the SS Saramacca. Mr. Knox described having conference with Mr. Garvey that morning from 8:00 til 12:30PM, the time of the ship’s departure.
Mr. Garvey told him, ��“I believe, somehow, that it’s a providential arrangement that I should leave America at this time. I have come here and labored and my labors have attracted the attention of the world at large. Numbers of people all over the world have been attracted to the virtues of this great program and I think America was the best place to start the movement. America holds the center of the stage among the nations of the earth and by my starting here it gave me a better glimpse of the rest of the world. But, somehow or other, I feel that I should go where Negroes are in the majority instead of the minority. I should go where the Negro has a chance to work out his own destiny and I want you to feel and see it like that. Wherever I may go, I want you understand that I am better able to serve the cause that we all love so well than I would be if I remained in America." Shortly before the ship departed, he counselled the rest of his top lieutenants in the stateroom as they fought back their sorrow, realizing this may be the last time they saw our sainted leader.�� Afterwards, Mr. Garvey rose to the deck of the ship with Mr. Knox (as pictured) and, before it sailed away, the man who had been freed after nearly 3 years in the worst prison in America, addressed the crowd of thousands.�� “I desire to convey to my supporters and friends and to the American public in general my heartfelt thanks for the great confidence they have shown in me at all times and especially during the periods of my trial and imprisonment, which I regard as a wonderful testimony of the knowledge they have of my innocence." #marcusgarvey
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