The Evolutionary Progression of Contemporary Pan-Africanism: An Analysis of the Twentieth Century Dichotomy
Fowler, William R.
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Contemporary American Pan-Africanism represents a microcosm of the struggles of Black America. Emanating from the late eighteenth century efforts to relocate black slaves on African soil, Pan-Africanism has undergone a progression that may only be described as evolutionary. Plagued by ambiguity, the dogma remains in a constant state of trial and adjustment as it seeks to define itself and its relevance. Imanuel Geiss, noted German historian, writes: "It is still difficult, perhaps even impossible, to provide a clear and precise definition of Pan-Africanism. It is a complex problem which can best be approached historically. By looking at its various manifestations, we can arrive at simple and comprehensive formulae, compare them with objective reality and modify them continually in the light of modern knowledge." In this context, we hope to examine the question of contemporary Pan-Africanism.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.Page numbering missing p. 19.