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Africa

Africa  

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The second largest continent, extending south from the Mediterranean Sea and bounded by the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the Red Sea.Physical.The Equator passes through the middle of Africa, so ...
Africa and the World

Africa and the World  

Bulletin of the International African Service Bureau (IASB). The IASB was founded in London in 1937 by the Trinidadian activists C. L. R. James and George Padmore, the Sierra Leonean ...
African Diaspora

African Diaspora  

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with the African diaspora, from the origins of slave trade through nineteenth-century America. The first article focuses on the evolution and criticism of ...
African Liberation Support Committee

African Liberation Support Committee  

The urban uprisings of the late 1960s in the United States brought together black intellectuals and the urban masses, producing a new generation of militant organizations. The 1970s witnessed a ...
African Union

African Union  

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(AU)An organization of African States created in 2001 as the successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU) (formed in 1963). It aims to extend the OAU's policy of seeking cooperative solutions ...
Afrocentrism

Afrocentrism  

Afrocentrism is a theoretical concept that examines blacks of African descent as the subject of their experiences. It is an academic, historical approach to the study of world history. The ...
Ahmed Sékou Touré

Ahmed Sékou Touré  

(b. 9 Jan. 1922, d. 26 Mar. 1984).President of Guinea 1958–84 Born in Faranah, he briefly attended a teacher's college before being expelled in 1937. He subsequently became active in the trade‐union ...
Alphaeus Hunton

Alphaeus Hunton  

(b. 18 September 1903; d. 13 January 1970),African American scholar, educator, Pan-Africanist, political journalist, labor organizer, and Marxist. William Alphaeus Hunton Jr. was born in Atlanta, ...
Black Power

Black Power  

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Originating as a movement in the 1960s, it was developed into a coherent ideology by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton in their book Black Power (1969). It called upon African Americans to take ...
Black Star Line

Black Star Line  

Founded by the black leader Marcus Garvey, the Black Star Line was projected to be a group of transatlantic ocean liners that would help achieve Garvey's dream of repatriating blacks ...
Black-Asian Relations

Black-Asian Relations  

Because Northeast Africa is adjacent to the Middle East and Southwest Asia, contacts between black Africans and Asians in the area have occurred since prehistoric times. Although these contacts have ...
C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James  

(1901 –1989)One of the leading Caribbean intellectuals of the twentieth century, James wore many hats: historian, journalist, novelist, playwright, cultural critic, political theorist, and constant ...
Cardiff

Cardiff  

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The capital of Wales located at the mouth of the river Taff. Cardiff was the site of a Roman fort constructed in ad 76. During the Dark Ages the Celtic St Teilo founded his church at Llandaff to the ...
Caribbean

Caribbean  

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The Caribbean region consists primarily of a chain of islands, 2,000 miles long, that frames the northern and eastern boundaries of the Caribbean Sea. The chain curves from Cuba, the ...
Civil Rights, International

Civil Rights, International  

Most of the history written about the African American civil rights movement has focused on the topic from a domestic perspective. However, domestic policy merged with international policy as the ...
Colonialism

Colonialism  

Policies, problems, and legacies of European colonial rule in Africa, which began in the late nineteenth century and lasted until the 1960s.European colonization of Africa followed a long history ...
Congress of African People

Congress of African People  

In 1970 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Congress of African People (CAP) established itself as a united-front organization of black nationalists, Pan-Africanists, and civil rights activists determined to ...
Council on African Affairs

Council on African Affairs  

 Initially founded in 1937 as the International Committee on African Affairs (ICAA), the Council on African Affairs (CAA) proved to be the most significant anti-imperialist organization established ...
decolonization

decolonization  

This term, while not one of art in international law, is frequently employed in U.N. practice to connote the process whereby territories evolve from colonial status to full sovereign statehood. ...
Duse Mohamed Ali

Duse Mohamed Ali  

(1886/7–1945).African journalist and nationalist born in Egypt of Egyptian and Sudanese parentage. At the age of 9 or 10 Ali was sent to England to be educated. He never ...

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