Yarmouth and its rechristening as the S. Sometime in 1900 Garvey entered into an apprenticeship with his uncle Alfred Burrowes who also had an extensive library of which young Marcus made good use. Malcolm X's parents Earl and Louise Little met at a UNIA convention in Montreal.
The intent of the movement was for those of African ancestry to "redeem" Africa and for the European colonial powers to leave it. Garvey was unique in advancing a Pan-African philosophy to inspire a global mass movement and economic empowerment focusing on Africa known as Garveyism. Promoted by the UNIA as a movement of African Redemption Garveyism would eventually inspire others ranging from the Nation of Islam to the Rastafari movement (which proclaims Garvey as a prophet).