The Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers Project

A Research Project of the James S. Coleman African Studies Center

Sponsored By

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Historical Publications and Records Commission
  • James S. Coleman African Studies Center, UCLA

Supported By

  • Ahmanson Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • UCLA Foundation

Project Staff


Robert A. Hill is director of the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project in the African Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is also associate professor of history.

Professor Hill is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the life of Garvey and the history of the Garvey movement. In recent years he has received invitations to speak on Garvey from institutions throughout the United States, as well as the Caribbean, England, and Africa. He was guest curator of the NEH-funded Marcus Garvey Centenary Exhibition at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library, and was an advisor to the government of Jamaica on its Garvey centennial.

He has lectured and written widely on the Garvey movement, and has edited several documentary collections, including The Black Man, the complete run of Garvey's final journal, and The Crusader, a facsimile reprint edition of Cyril Briggs's influential, but hitherto inaccessible, journal of the African Blood Brotherhood. Recently, he wrote the introduction to the reissue of Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey by Antheneum Press.


  • John Dixon, Associate Editor
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