Topic and Guests: Storytellers and Activists of Liberation. WPFW has continuously been YOUR BEACON OF LIGHT AS THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES and with that spirit, today’s Africa Now! will highlight Storytellers and Activists of Liberation who have been on the show this year. This year Africa Now! focused on liberation and liberation movements in the African World. African people worldwide have consistently sought freedom from the earliest days of exploitation to the present. The storytellers and activists of liberation we have featured this year discussed the importance of proper cultural framework in liberation movements; self-analysis that is needed to continue the movement; and other topics associated with liberation. Also in the studio is Dr. James Pope, Executive Producer of Africa Now!
The Storytellers and Activists of Liberation featured are: Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law; Mr. James Early, Director Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; renowned award-winning filmmaker Professor Haile Gerima, of John H. Johnson School of Communications' Department of Radio, Television and Film at Howard University; Dr. Quito Swan, Associate Professor of African Diaspora History at Howard University; and Dr. Akinyele Omowale Umoja, Associate professor and Chair of the department of African-American studies at Georgia State University.
Originally broadcast on WPFW 89.3FM, Washington, DC. Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).