AFRICAN ESQUIRE 1
PAN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
23rd September 2019 Neo COLONIALISM AT WORK
African Esquire explains what is pan African ideology
PAN AFRICAN ideals emerged in the late 19th century in response to colonization and European exploitation of the African continent. Pan African philosophy held that slavery and colonialism depended on and encouraged negative, unfounded categorizations of the race, culture and values of the African people.
These destructive beliefs in turn gave birth to intensified forms of racism. The broader concept of Pan Africanism lies with the collective experiences of African descendants in the world. Africa assumed greater significance for some blacks (Africans ) in the new world for two primary reasons.
- The campaign for racial equality in the united states led some African Americans to demand voluntary repatriation to Africa.
- The term Africans, which had often been used by racist as a derogatory description, became a source of pride for early black nationalists, reclaiming the rights denied them by western societies.
In 1897 Henry Sylvester Williams, a Caribbean Barrister, formed the African Association in London, England to encourage Pan African unity; especially throughout the British colonies. Sylvester Williams, who had links with west African dignitaries, believed that Africans and those of African descent living in the diaspora needed a forum to address their common problems.
In 1900, Sylvester Williams organized the 1st Pan African meeting ( Marcus Garvey was just 13 year old the greatest Pan African leader 1887 to 1940 ) in collaboration with several black leaders representing various countries of the African diaspora.
Foe the first time, opponents of colonialism and racism gathered for an international meeting. The conference held in London, attracted global attention, placing the word Pan-African in the international vocabulary of Black and African intellectuals.
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The initial meeting featured thirty delegates, mainly from England and the West Indies, but attracted only a few Africans and African Americans. Among them was black America’s leading intellectual, W.E.B. DuBois.
Conference participants read papers on a variety of topics, including the social, political, and economic conditions of blacks in the Diaspora; the importance of independent nations governed by people of African descent, such as Ethiopia, Haiti, and Liberia; the legacy of slavery and European imperialism; the role of Africa in world history; and the impact of Christianity on the African continent.
Perhaps of even greater significance was the formation of two committees. One group, chaired by DuBois, drafted an address “To the Nations of the World,” demanding moderate reforms for colonial Africa.
Despite these ambitious plans, the appeals of conference participants made little or no impression on the European powers who controlled the political and economic destiny of Africa.
7th January 2018 CAN YOU BE CHRISTIAN AND PRO BLACK ?
Remembering honourable Marcus Garvey building his organisation he had all types of religious dominations ie Muslim, Christian.
even Rasta Emperor Haile Selassie says religion is personal and we know in unity is the strength .
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