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Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

On March 31, 1968, over 500 Black nationalists convened in Detroit to begin the process of securing independence from the United States. Many concluded that Black Americans' best remaining hope for ... More


New Afrikan Lifestyle Politics: Personal Histories of Political Struggle

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Using interviews with Republic of New Afrika citizens and participant observation, this chapter seeks to understand New Afrikan lifestyle politics more deeply. Personal stories about the real and ... More


The Fruition of Black Power: Paper-Citizenship and the Intellectual Foundations of Lifestyle Politics

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 2 analyzes the movement’s intellectual foundations. It uses the theoretical power of the New Afrikan concept “paper-citizen” to explain the various founding documents, including the RNA ... More


Introduction

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

An introduction of the New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM) focuses on why this movement deserves the attention of scholars and activists. It explains that the NAIM is just one of many attempts ... More


Revolutionary Name Choices: Self-Definition and Self-Determination

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses primarily on the ideas behind and the practice of naming. It argues that name choices are the most fundamental form of individual and group self-determination developed by New ... More


Cointel’s Got Blacks in Hell: State Repression and Black Liberation

Edward Onaci

in Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656144
eISBN:
9781469656168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The fifth chapter considers some of the dangerous and dispiriting aspects of social movement participation. It underscores the importance of external forces, such as the Federal Bureau of ... More


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