Producer & Host Dedon Kamathi
Alafia tonight Freedom Now will stray from our standard format to play complete, unedited a presentation from Kwame Ture formerly known as Stokely Carmichael on the topic Pan Africanism in motion presented Feb.1999 at the Afro-America Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Kwame Ture is more popularly known for his work with the unheralded soldiers of the civil rights movement SNCC. SNCC the student non-violent co-ordinating committee were the students and workers who relocated in the rural area of the Black belt south and did the day to day literacy , and political education work of the indentured sharecroppers of the south while at the same time defending themselves from the racist white citizens council, the klu klux klan and the democcratic party.
Subsequently with the rise of Black Power tthat here him into the spotlight were he has been mummified as a icon of the 60ties.
In reality , his and many of the organizers of SNCC, CORE and the BPP evolved into viewing the struggle of Black folks inthe US from an international Pan African perspective realizing that for a national minority the future will always be one of powerlessness.
Brother Kwame's life in Guinea and Ghana under Kwame Ture the Ist president of Ghana and Sekou Toure the Ist prsident of Guinea paved the path for the Garvite realization of a African nationalism rooted in Africa encompasing all Africans in the diaspora with a homeland, a power base in Africa.
So tonights presentation will address many of the characteristics of Pan Africanism as an objective and Nkrumahism Turism as a ideology.
I believe it is critical at this juncture to present this given the Euro-america ruling class choice of the African Barak Obama as US president.. It is our belief that he will be a most useful personality in the US effort to regain and expand control fo the richest continent and the largest untap market in the world. So tonight Kwame Ture:Pan Africanism in Motion.