Topic and Guest: 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? Then liberation movements in the Caribbean; followed by Liberation Movements in Latin America. Last week Africa Now! focused on the Liberation Movements in Africa. Today the “African Liberation Month” highlight is Liberation and Liberation Movements in the United States. Africans in the U.S. have consistently sought freedom from the earliest days of enslavement to the present. The liberation struggles took many forms such the maroons to struggle to end enslavement and segregation to the Pan Africanist Movement.
Dr. Greg Carr is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. He is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Freedom Schools Movement, a community-based academic initiative that has involved over 13,000 elementary, high school and college students. Dr. Carr has presented his curriculum work for the Board of Public Education in Salvador, Bahia, and has lectured across the U.S. and in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, France, and England, among other places. His publications have appeared in numerous places. Dr. Carr is the first Vice President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and a former member of the board of the National Council for Black Studies. He is the co-editor of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations’ multi-volume African World History Project. Dr. Carr has appeared in a widely in various media outlets.
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