Marcus Garvey's Jamaica 1929-1932
Marcus Garvey’s Jamaica, 1929-1932 is a CD-ROM done in collaboration with Vilcomm Ltd. This CD-ROM includes over 3000 pages of columns, articles, and editorials from Garvey’s Jamaican newspapers, the Blackman (1929-1931) and the New Jamaican (1932-1933). This digital archive was created because the collection of these newspapers at the National Library of Jamaica is no longer in a condition to be used by the public and has been withdrawn from circulation. There is no other collection of these newspapers anywhere else in the world. 100 copies of the CD-ROM have been distributed to libraries and educational institutions. This is the first CD-ROM on Marcus Garvey integrating cutting edge multimedia technologies i.e. audio, animation and moving images. Its ‘portable’ value means that it can be used by anyone who has access to a computer. The database is searchable by year, topics and newspaper. The photo-archive represents nearly 100 photographs of personalities from the early 1930s and advertising copy featuring Garvey’s dramatic works and sporting and cultural activities taken from Marcus Garvey’s newspapers The Blackman (1929-1931) and New Jamaican (1932-1933). This project was assisted by a US$15,000 grant from the U.S. Ambassador’s Cultural Fund.....