Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 279

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
GARVEY, MARCUS. The Universal Negro Improvement Association Almanac. 1922. Twelve small folio leaves, string-bound at the top, printed within decorative red and black borders; pictorial stiff pale green covers with an Egyptian styled center logo, with the legend "One God, One Aim, One Destiny. Africa for the Africans." The last leaf, has come loose from the string binding, otherwise in remarkably good condition. New York: U.N.I.A. Offices, 1922

Additional Details

a rare and unusual piece of u.n.i.a. memorabilia, each page with a calendar at the center, surrounded by photographic portrait vignettes of important figures in the movement as well as important figures in the pan-African movement. This "almanac," prints an unusual variety of things; an essay by Edward Wilmot Blyden, a report on the Second International Negro Convention, the number of lynchings for the year and previous years, a poem by Phillis Wheatley, information on Liberia, a list of publications available to members and much more. We could find no mention of this almanac anywhere. Not in the papers of UNIA edited by Robert Hill.