Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) the Forerunner of the African Union (AU)
Initiator: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: Detroit, Michigan (USA)
May 25, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the continental organization formed by all of the heads of state to accelerate the liberation from colonialism and the political, economic and social unification of Africa. The OAU was formed by 33 independent states including some of the leading figures in the Pan-African struggle such as Presidents Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Modibo Kieta, Julius Nyerere, Gamal Abdel Nassar, H.I.M Haile Selassie, among others.