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Essentialist Construction of Identity and Pan-Africanism

Tunde Adeleke

in The Case against Afrocentrism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732931
eISBN:
9781604732948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732931.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Afrocentricity implores black Americans and Africans to unite in the spirit of Pan-Africanism, arguing that they have similar historical and cultural experiences and confront similar problems and ... More


We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Russell Rickford

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the late 1960s and 1970s, scores of black nationalist and Pan Africanist private schools, from preschools to postsecondary institutions, appeared in urban centers across the United States. Such ... More


Expansion Plans: Asymmetries of Pan-African Power

Jonathan Fenderson

in Building the Black Arts Movement: Hoyt Fuller and the Cultural Politics of the 1960s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042430
eISBN:
9780252051272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042430.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter recounts the international organizing efforts of Hoyt Fuller and the ways Black Arts activists understood their work as part of a larger Pan-African project. Spanning an explosive decade ... More


The Maturation of Pan African Nationalism

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the rise of Pan Africanism as a dominant ideology of the late 1960s. It examines the emergence of cadres of organizers as a framework for the practice of “Pan African ... More


The Pan-African Woman, 1972–1976

Ashley D. Farmer

in Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634371
eISBN:
9781469634388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634371.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 explores how black women activists extended these gendered debates beyond American borders. It contextualizes their interest in and identification with the African and Pan-African ... More


An Organic Activist: Eusi Kwayana, Guyana, and Global Pan-Africanism

Nigel Westmaas

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter assesses the contributions of Guyanese Pan-Africanist activist and intellectual Eusi Kwayana, asking why he has not received the recognition he richly deserves. It traces the emergence ... More


The Education of Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Adam Ewing

in The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter contends that the education of Marcus Garvey was both grounded in the decades-old discourse of global pan-Africanism and shaped by the ferment of his era. His youthful experiences and ... More


Garveyism Root and Branch: From the Age of Revolution to the Onset of Black Power

Michael O. West

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Garvey movement was at once an end and a beginning. Although very much a product of its time – the immediate post-World War I era – Garveyism was an end in that it summarized much of the thought ... More


Transnational Anthems and the Ship of State: Harryette Mullen, Melvin B. Tolson, and the Politics of Afro-Modernism

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the aesthetic, literary‐historical, and political meanings of the term “Afro‐modernism.” It first introduces Melvin B. Tolson's modernist epic, Harlem Gallery (1965), via the ... More


The African Regional Architecture and Human Rights

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199218585
eISBN:
9780191696107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218585.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter begins with a discussion of pan-Africanism. It details the anti-colonial struggle and post-colonial statehood resulting from the struggle's eventual success, and how colonial borders ... More


Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Monique A. Bedasse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

From its beginnings in 1930s Jamaica, the Rastafarian movement has become a global presence. While the existing studies of Rastafari have primarily focused on its cultural expression through reggae ... More


Conceptual and Paradigmatic Utilizations and Representations of Africa

Tunde Adeleke

in The Case against Afrocentrism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732931
eISBN:
9781604732948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732931.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The prevailing and dominant images and constructions of Africa, as well as the dynamics of the ever-changing experiences of blacks over historical time and space, are reflected in how it was ... More


“The Language of Freedom”: Garveyite Women, Diasporic Politics, and Pan-African Discourses of the 1940s

Keisha N. Blain

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the political ideas of women in Garveyism, based on their writings in several global black newspapes of the 1940s, including the African: Journal of African Affairs and the New ... More


Stereomodernism: Amplifying the Black Atlantic

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

in Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter outlines the three key theoretical concerns of the book—solidarity, modernism and media. Regarding solidarity, the chapter argues for the value of leisure practices such as music as ... More


Popular Pan-Africanism: Rumor, Identity, and Intellectual Production in the Age of Garvey

Adam Ewing

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

The success of Garveyism in Africa, the Caribbean, the United States, and elsewhere in the African diaspora calls attention to the manner in which pan-Africanism has spread not merely through the ... More


Resistance: initiatives and obstacles, 1870–1914

Douglas Lorimer

in Science, race relations and resistance: Britain, 1870-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719033575
eISBN:
9781781705766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719033575.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Histories of racism overlook the role of opposing historical actors, and yet anti-racism has roots in the past. The first line of resistance came from persons of colour subject to slavery and other ... More


Building a Home, Building a Nation: Family in the City and Beyond in Angela Jackson’s Black Art

Carmen L. Phelps

in Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036804
eISBN:
9781621039174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036804.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter explores the poetic works of Angela Jackson during the later years of the Black Arts Movement (BAM). Jackson’s first two poetry collections VooDoo/Love Magic (1974) and The Greenville ... More


The Sonnet and Black Transnationalism in the 1930s

Timo Müller

in The African American Sonnet: A Literary History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496817839
eISBN:
9781496817877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817839.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

While the transnational dimensions of the Harlem Renaissance are widely acknowledged, scholarly accounts often suggest that the Great Depression narrowed the scope of African American writing to ... More


The African Union Human Rights Architecture

Frans Viljoen

in International Human Rights Law in Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199645589
eISBN:
9780191807305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199645589.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the architecture of human rights in Africa under the auspices of the African Union (AU). It begins with a historical overview of pan-Africanism as an intellectual movement, the ... More


The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For nearly fifty years, the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (ANP) fought racism at home and grew into an international news organization abroad. At its head stood founder Claude Barnett, one of ... More


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