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TaKeia N. Anthony, ‘The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948: Mobilizing Diaspora’

February 26, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

TaKeia N. Anthony offers the first study of the ideology, influences and contributions of the Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association (UESA) and The African: The Journal of African Affairs. From 1927–1948, the UESA mobilized the African diaspora to fight against imperialism and fascist Italy. Formed by a group of educated Africans, African-Americans and West Indians based in Harlem and shaped by the ideals of Ethiopianism, communism, Pan-Africanism, Black Nationalism, Garveyism and the New Negro Movement, the UESA sought to educate the diaspora about its glorious African past and advocate for anti-imperialism and independence. This lecture focuses on the UESA’s literary organ, The African, mapping a constellation of understudied activists and their contributions to the fight for Black liberation in the twentieth century.

Anthony is an assistant professor of history at North Carolina Central University.


February 26, 2019
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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