The Presidential Pardon of Marcus Garvey: A Recap

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By now the news about the failure of the campaign to secure a presidential pardon for the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey has been published in both print and social media and many individuals have begun offering post-mortems.
As someone who for the past decade has been actively involved in the struggle to clear Garvey’s name, allow me to offer my own critique.
I can think of four reasons why the petition did not achieve the desired goal: