Tuesday, August 17, 1999

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  • The Mother of a Paranoid Schizophrenic Man Scheduled for Execution in Texas Today Appeals for His Life

    A Texas court yesterday refused to grant a stay of execution to Larry Robison, a paranoid schizophrenic on death row who is scheduled for execution this evening at 6pm Texas time. Robison’s lawyer, Melodee Smith, had petitioned the courts for a 30-day delay to have his mental state evaluated.

  • Marcus Garvey, Jr Speaks On the 112th Anniversary of the Birth of His Father

    Today is the 112th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Garvey, the founding father of the black nationalist, "back to Africa" movement. Garvey founded and led the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (known as the UNIA), the largest mass movement in African American history. The UNIA flourished from about 1919 to the mid-1920’s and existed in almost 40 states domestically and over 40 countries internationally. Estimates of its membership range from one to eleven million worldwide, making the UNIA the largest Pan-African movement of all time. The movement is now led by his son, Marcus Garvey, Jr.

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