Among the professors at Tuskegee was George Washington Carver, the agricultural scientist who had helped restore the economy of the South after the Civil War. Carver had discovered new uses for peanuts, soybeans, sweet potatoes, cotton, and other crops grown in the region. Garvey wanted to build a similar school that would attract men like Carver and gain worldwide attention for the UNIA's proposed educational program.
2. Organizes workers--British unsympathetic
He went to Jamaica, where he continued the work of the UNIA. He toured the Caribbean and Central America, visiting local UNIA divisions. In 1928, he traveled to Europe
and established a UNIA branch in London and Paris. He also presented a second "Petition of the Negro Race" to the League of Nations, demanding redress of a detailed list of grievances suffered by black people throughout the world. Failing to get the attention of the League, Garvey went to Canada, where he rashly advised his followers to cross the border and vote for the Democratic presidential candidate, Alfred E. Smith, in the coming election. After the American consul in Montreal complained, the Canadian government deported Garvey before he could speak to UNIA groups in Canada. Undaunted, Garvey held the sixth international UNIA convention in Jamaica. This convention, which emphasized ways of improving black conditions in the world, showed that the UNIA was still a viable group. It stressed the need to improve the health of black people and created a department of health and public education.
Lawler, Mary. Marcus Garvey. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988.
Many of Garvey's views were shared by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups, who also believed in racial separatism and purity. Early in 1922, Garvey made the mistake of meeting with Klan leader Edward Young Clarke in the hopes of winning Klan support for his Back to Africa movement Lawler 85). Garvey did not support the Klan's violence a