Inspired by his ideas, over 30 African countries have declared their freedom, and many sport Garvey's red, black and green colors in their flag.
Garvey contributed a front-page editorial each week in which he developed the organization's position on different issues related to people of African ancestry around the world, in general, and the U.N.I.A., in particular.
In New York City alone, Garvey owned several buildings, owned a fleet of trucks and had over 1,000 Black people working in his businesses.
One of Marcus Garvey's Stores In New York City
His most famous business venture was a shipping company known as the Black Star Line.
Convention Address by Honorable Marcus Garvey Delivering Constitution for Negro Rights at Liberty Hall in New York City For the entire month of August 1920, Marcus Garvey's U.N.I.A.-ACL organization held its first international convention in New York City.