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Introduction to Pan Africanism

Histories, Philosophies & the Future of African Liberation

  • May 5, 2020
  • 6:30 - 9:30
  • TBC
OVERVIEW

Course overview:

The Introduction to Pan Africanism – Histories, Philosophies & the Future of African Liberation is a comprehensive study programme that includes lectures, masterclasses and assignments across the entire breadth of Pan Africanism as an ideology. It critically analyses the revolutionary ideas of past and present Pan Africanists, Pan African movements and institutions in order for students to contextualise their own ideologies in view of current socio-political structures. Students will acquire the analytical methodologies and dialectic toolsto interrogate the policies of imperial democracies, nations and culturessubjectively. Not only will the programme cover history from 17/18thcentury slave rebellions in the Caribbean, popular figures and organisations like Edward Blyden, Marcus Garvey, WEB Du Bois, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah and the OAU; but also philosophies and perspectives of Pan Africanists often forgotten like George Padmore, Amilcar Cabral, Nnamdi Nzikwe and Sekou Touré. This programme is for students, activists and intellects lookingto supplement personal development or academic research in a dynamic learning environment alongside peers and scholars alike.

Programme Structure (Tues & Thurs Evenings )

Lesson 1 – Origins of Pan Africanism

Student will learn a firm definition of Pan Africanism despite the three interpreted origins of the ideology.

Lesson 2 – African Nationalism and Identity Politics

Students will discover what exactly constitutes nations and nations states and how identity is built around them as sociological constructs.

Lesson 3 – African Nationalism and Identity Politics Cont.

Students will discover what exactly constitutes nations and nations states and how identity is built around them as sociological constructs.

Lesson 4 – Pan Africanism in the Caribbean and Americas

Students will learn about the lost histories of Pan African orientated rebellions and movements in the Americas and Caribbean.

Lesson 5 – The Pan African Congresses

Starting in Paris 1919, students will delve into the context, purpose and outcomes of each of the Pan African congresses.

Lesson 6 – Changing Philosophies of Pan Africanism since the 1945

Student will learn the difference between the philosophies of the early Pan Africanists to the “contemporary” Pan Africanism of the independence leaders.

Lesson 7 – Criticisms and Contradictions in Pan Africanism

Student will explore conflicts and contradictions of different types of Pan Africanism practiced in different parts of the diaspora in the 20thcentury.

Lesson 8 – History of Pan African Organisations in Britain

Focusing on Britain, students will dive into the history of all the Pan African organisations that emerged in Britain from the 19thinto the 20thcentury.

Lesson 9 – Garveyism and the Politics of Self Determination

An in-depth session on what exactly are the philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey. How did they influence Pan African movements across the world?

Lesson 10 – Nkrumahism and Scientific Socialism

An in-depth session on consciencism, the vision and political philosophy vision of Kwame Nkrumah.

Lesson 11 – OAU to the AU

Understanding the formation and evolution of the OAU into the AU. Diaspora as the 6thregion of the AU. What is agenda 2063?

Lessson 12 – Contemporary Pan Africanism & The Future of African Liberation

Where are the Pan African institutions of today?

Assignments, student briefings and presentations on the future of Pan Africanism across the African globe.

Assessment Methods:

Lecture
Discussions
Group work and exercises
Video
Personal assignment
Teachers: Asari St Hill, Omowale Pert-Em Hru, Dr William Ackah, Adissa Steven

Fees: £179 Non Members £129 Members

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