Amy Ashwood Garvey

Died aged 72

Amy Ashwood Garvey (10 January 1897 – 3 May 1969) was a Jamaican Pan-Africanist activist. She was a director of the Black Star Line Steamship Corporation, and along with her former husband Marcus Garvey she founded the Negro World newspaper.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Fifth Pan African Conference was held here 15th - 21st October 1945. Decisions taken at this conference led to liberation of African countries. Participants in this historic event included Ras Makonnen, Kwame Nkrumah, Jomo Kenyatta, Amy Garvey, W.E. Du Bois, George Padmore

Chorlton Town Hall, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Cavendish Street, Manchester, United Kingdom where they participated

Amy Ashwood Garvey 1897-1969 feminist, human rights campaigner, Pan-Africanist and first wife of Marcus Garvey lived here between 1934 and 1960

1 Bassett Road, Ladbroke Grove, London, United Kingdom where they lived