Sonja Haynes Stone Center

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Sonja Haynes Stone Center
150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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February 26, 2019

TaKeia 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 Harlem-based Africans, African-Americans and West Indians 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 book 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.

Start: February 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
End: February 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm