Look for Me in the Whirlwind
From his humble beginnings in the hills of St. Ann, Jamaica, to his co-founding and leadership of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (the largest mass movement of Black people in history),“Look for Me in the Whirlwind: A Story of Marcus Garvey”, written by Bermudian Literacy Specialist and former middle school teacher Colwyn Burchall, Jr., (Ajala Omodele) takes its readers on a journey through the life of the inimitable Marcus Mosiah Garvey – one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.
Why was Marcus Garvey so controversial? What did he attempt to do? What forces were plotting his downfall? What was his legacy? These and other questions are explored as Mr. Burchall / Ajala presents thorny issues of racial discrimination and violence with the restraint and compassion befitting a highly skilled educator. His sensitive treatment of potentially inflammatory subject matter allows young readers to focus on Marcus Garvey as a brilliant example of courage, intelligence and dedication to the achievement of human rights and justice for all Black people, no matter where in the world they are to be found.
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