Topic and Guest: Liberation Movements in Latin America. Today Africa Now! continues its month long series we call “African Liberation Month”: a focus on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World, as we commemorate African Liberation Day on May 25. The first week of May Africa Now! focused on the Black Left in the 21st Century—Where Do We Go from Here? Last week we looked at liberation movements in the Caribbean. This week’s “African Liberation Month” focus is the Liberation Movements in Latin America. Africans in Latin America—just as Africans in other parts of this hemisphere—have consistently sought freedom from the earliest days of enslavement to the present.
Joining Africa Now! today to discuss Liberation Movements in Latin America is Mr. James Early, the Director Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Prior to his work with the Smithsonian, Mr. Early was an administrator at the National Endowment for Humanities in Washington. He was host of Ten Minutes Left, a weekly radio segment of cultural, educational, and political interviews and commentary at Howard University's radio station. Mr. Early is a long-time advocate and activist for cultural diversity and equity issues in national and international cultural and educational institutions. He is a former member of the board of TransAfrica, and is currently on the board of Institute for Policy Studies and the U.S.-Cuba Cultural Exchange.
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