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Bermuda Looks to the East: Marcus Garvey, the UNIA, and Bermuda, 1920-1931

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Swan,Quito J. (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2010 spring-summer
Published:
Lanham, MD: Lexington Books
ISBN:
1091-5753
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Politics and government, Blacks, Colonialism, Bermuda, United Kingdom, Tourist trade, Universal Negro Improvement League (UNIA)
Notes:
Examines the impact of the Universal Negro Improvement League (UNIA) on the British colony of Bermuda where the majority black population was segregated and disenfranchised while white elites enjoyed total political and economic power. The efforts of UNIA leaders like Marcus Garvey made UNIA a global organization and strongly influenced Caribbean regional politics. Attention is given to the impact of tourism which became Bermuda's primary industry in the 1920s when blacks were evicted from their homes to make room for white resorts.