Museum & Galleries

Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Jamaica / Americas

Liberty Hall, at 76 King Street, is the only museum of its kind in Jamaica.  It contains the Marcus Mosiah Garvey Multimedia Museum, which houses a permanent exhibition entitled ‘Marcus Garvey: The Movement and the Philosophy’.  Using interactive touch screens, visitors have access to information on the life of Marcus Garvey (1887-1940), the country’s first National Hero, a political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur and artist. He advanced a Pan-African philosophy to inspire a global mass movement focusing on Africa known as Garveyism.

The facility’s primary mission is to inform the public about his work.   The building is now a national monument.  It is the first fully multimedia museum in the Caribbean.  Other components of Liberty Hall include the Garvey Research/ Reference Library and educational outreach programmes.  The research and reference library houses books, periodicals and audio-visual materials on Marcus Garvey, his movement, Pan-Africanism and the history and culture of African and the Diaspora. The Library also feature a children’s collection, which caters to youths between the ages of 7 and 17.

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