You are the same complexion as Marcus Garvey
The man that brought self love
To the black consciousness movement of the 1930s

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Yasiin Bey) – Bright as the Stars Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Marcus Garvey was a huge proponent of the Black Nationalist and Pan-Africanism movements. His ideas centered around redeeming Africa. He was born in Jamaica.

Saying someone has the same complexion as him is more symbolic of their positive blackness and interests for the African American community than literal skin color.

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