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Marcus Garvey: Black History Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

FILE - In this Aug. 1922 file photo, Marcus Garvey is shown in a military uniform as the "Provisional President of Africa" du
FILE - In this Aug. 1922 file photo, Marcus Garvey is shown in a military uniform as the "Provisional President of Africa" during a parade on the opening day of the annual Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World at Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York City. A century ago, Garvey helped spark movements from African nationalist independence to American civil rights to self-sufficiency in black commerce. Jamaican students in every grade from kindergarten through high school have began studying the teachings of the 1920-era black nationalist leader in a new mandatory civics program in schools across this predominantly black country of 2.8 million people. (AP Photo/File)

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. What better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken in August 1922, showing Marcus Garvey in a military uniform as the "Provisional President of Africa" during a parade on the opening day of the annual Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World on Lenox Avenue in Harlem.

Garvey, a Jamaican born black nationalist, founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and spoke around the country urging blacks to embrace their race and culture by returning to Africa, their ancestral homeland. In 1919, he founded the Black Star Line to provide transportation to the continent.

Ultimately, Garvey was arrested and later deported to Jamaica, but he remains known as the premier proponent of black pride and Pan-Africanism.

Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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