Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 351

Price Realized: $ 1,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
GARVEY, MARCUS. MCGUIRE, GEORGE ALEXANDER, M.D. Universal Negro Catechism. A Course of Instruction in Religious and Historical Knowledge Pertaining to the Race. . . 36 pages. Small 12mo, original printed pale green wrappers; spine started but holding. [New York], 1921

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first edition. Meant to be carried at all times by members of the U.N.I.A. Divided into four parts: 1. Religious Knowledge (Garvey was a very devout Christian), 2. Historical Knowledge (Garvey felt it was essential that the Negro understand his or her history and accomplishments), 3. The Constitution and Laws of the U.N.I.A., and finally, 4. the "Declaration of Independence." This declaration, an affirmation of the self-sufficiency of the race, no longer dependent on the "patronage" of the well-meaning white man, drove the likes of J. Edgar Hoover crazy. A rare little booklet, OCLC locates only 3 copies. We know of three more in private collections.