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Marcus Garvey

Dissatisfaction with Sherrill's leadership

Feb, 1926
New York City, New York, U.S.

With Garvey absent, William Sherrill became acting head of UNIA. Garvey was angry and in February 1926 wrote to the Negro World expressing his dissatisfaction with Sherrill's leadership. From prison, he organized an emergency UNIA convention in Detroit, where delegates voted to depose Sherrill.