Saturday, May 18, 2013
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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.
After five decades of the OAU and its successor, the African Union, formed in 2002, it is necessary for a thorough assessment of the progress and challenges facing Africa and the Diaspora in light of the escalating imperialist militarism being carried out by the United States, France, Britain and other NATO countries.
Featured Speakers Include:
- Rita Kiki Edozie, Director of African and African American Studies at Michigan State University in Lansing
- Abayomi Azikwe, Editor of the Pan-African News
Left: African Union deliberations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Date unknown.
Right: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Dr. Rita Edozie of Michigan State University at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on March 9, 2013. (Photo: Leona McElvene)
Initiator: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
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Photo at top of post : Madame Fathia, W.E.B. DuBois, President Kwame Nkrumah and Shirley Graham DuBois in Ghana in 1963 on the 95th Birthday of Dr. DuBois.