The Marcus Garvey Annual Pan-Africanism Presentation 2019

Sat, 17 August 2019 18:00 – 21:00

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. Born 17 August 1887 Saint Ann's Bay, Jamaica

BTWSC/African Histories Revisited, TAOBQ (The African Or Black Question), Friends Of Marcus Garvey Bust Collective and Brent Museum and Archives present the third Marcus Garvey Annual Pan-Africanism Presentation – ‘Highlighting Pioneering Non-Anglo Diasporan And Continental Pan-Africanists’/’Where Is The Pan-Africanism Vision?, plus book and DVD stall.

EARLY ARRIVAL NOTICE: We’ve moved the start time to 3.00pm, in order to accommodate networking, checking the books, CDs and DVDs stall, and visiting the Marcus Garvey bust in the Museuem (2nd floor) before the presentation. £5 Early bird ends Aug 14.

Marking Spirit Of African Jubilee Year 1987-88, and International Decade For People Of African Descent (IDPAD) 2015-24.

This is an inclusive, family-friendly event.

Although the concept of pan-Africanism has a long history, its well-known pioneers have genrally been drawn from the Anglo diaspora – names such as Henry Sylvester Williams, WEB Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, and Amy Ashwood Garvey. In her short audio-visual presentation ‘Highlighting Pioneering Non-Anglo Diasporan And Continental Pan-Africanists’, community activist Nana Asante will highlight some of the unsung pan-Africanists from the non-Anglo dispora, such as Haiti, and from the African continent, who deserve to be better known.

History consultant Kwaku in his paper detailed below, asserts that if pan-Africanism is not to atrophy into nothing more than a topic confined to discussion and academic discourse, Africans, particularly African leaders must capture the imagination and support of their people by putting forward bold pan-Africanist visions, with a belief and determination to bring them into reality! The alternative is the begging bowl mentality which sinks African nations on the continent and the diaspora deeper into debt-trap and lack of sovereignty.