Jamaica Asks Obama to Exonerate Black Nationalist Leader

April 10, 2015 1:49 AM

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Jamaica's leader has asked President Barack Obama to exonerate black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey, who was convicted in the U.S. of mail fraud in the 1920s.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she told Obama that it is the "deep desire of the government and people of Jamaica" to have Garvey exonerated of the U.S. criminal conviction that got him deported to Jamaica in 1927.

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