THE UNIVERSAL NEGRO IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION 
AFRICA COMMUNITIES LEAGUE
UNIA-ACL
THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE

ONE GOD - ONE AIM - ONE DESTINY

Mission

The Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA♦ACL) is a social, friendly humanitarian, charitable, educational, institutional, constructive, and expansive society founded by Marcus Garvey on July 20, 1914 in Jamaica so as to work for the general uplift of Africans worldwide. Mr. Garvey built a mass organization that went beyond mere civil-rights agitation and protest and based itself upon a definitive, well thought out program that would lead to the total emancipation of the Black Race with Self-Reliance as its foundation. Mr. Garvey was able to unite more than 12 million members in 38 states (of USA) and in 41 other countries. As a result, the UNIA acquired hotels, restaurants, factories, schools of higher learning, printing plants, publishing companies, newspapers, transoceanic steamship lines, to name a few. Black dolls were manufactured for Black children; Garvey’s newspaper proclaimed itself the "Negro World". The UNIA established civil and health care services, regiments, etc, all as foundational springboards necessary to the construction of the new continental African nation and homeland.