Aug 17, 2010, marks the 123rd anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey. The legend of Garvey is based on his leadership toward Blacks’ pride and self-determination. When Garvey died in 1940, European countries dominated the world. But, it was his teachings that spurred uprisings and rising expectations of among colonies. Though Garvey had passed, it was his ideology that was the basis of the 5th Pan-African Congress agenda in 1945 in Manchester, England. That event was attended by Black legends such as Kwame Nkrumah, W.E.B. DuBois and Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta and, through the influence of Garvey, marked the first time Africans from Africa, the Caribbean and the United States, got together to design programs for the future independence of Africa.