Africa Now September 3, 2014 Pan Africanism and Unity

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey

Topic and Guests: Pan Africanism and Unity featuring the voices of leaders of the Pan Africanist movement--Marcus Garvey; Kwame Nkrumah; Julius Nyerere; and Kwame Ture. This is a continuation of Africa Now!'s our on-going series Pan-Africanism—History, Crisis and Opportunities.

In today's show there is a recording of Marcus Garvey discussing "Africa for the Africans."  This followed by Kwame Nkrumah's speech on Ghana's Independence Day on March 6, 1957, where he emphasizes that the liberation of Ghana is meaningless without the total liberation of Africa.  Then Africa Now! features a speech by Julius Nyerere in which he stresses the importance of South-South cooperation.  Africa Now! also plays a speech by Kwame Nkrumah soon after the assassination of Patrice Lumumba in January 1961 where critiques the role of the UN in the Congo.  Finally the show features Kwame Ture on Converting the Unconscious to Conscious to build movements.

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).