Visionary but enigmatic, brilliant but manipulative, Marcus Garvey is among the most controversial figures in American historical past. Both an impressive orator and a pompous autocrat, Garvey impressed the loyalty of hundreds of thousands of African-Americans whereas infuriating many black leaders. He was a robust recommend of black self-help, yet became inclined to collaborate with the Ku Klux Klan. He impressed African-Americans to guide his economic corporations, then misplaced their tough-earned funds via mismanagement. This movie makes use of a wealth of archival photos, photographs and files to find the story of this Jamaican immigrant who between 1916 and 1921 constructed what became the greatest black mass circulate in world historical past.