I was always familiar with the name “Marcus Garvey” and I knew how much he contributed to African American history but I was not knowledgeable on his personal history. The fact that he was so open and honest about his parents along with his childhood was really inspiring to me. However, I was especially interested in his father. How can someone work their whole life to be successful, achieve it and then pass away without a legacy to leave behind for future generations? Situations similar to this one happen very often in the African American community but I feel like until the root of the problem is addressed we will never find a solution.