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Since the 1950s, Afrikan countries have waged wars for national liberation which forced the imperial powers of
But the political liberty that followed decolonisation has stalled in what
Nkrumah, like Marcus Garvey before him, proposed formal Pan-Afrikanism as the solution: the unification of all countries on the Afrikan continent into a federal republic in command of the greatest supply of natural resources on the planet.
And so Western destabilisation intensified: assassination of Afrikan leaders, most notably the White House-commissioned murder of Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba of
But the drive for Afrikan political unity has never died. Indeed, as the Organisation of African Unity gave way to the African Union in 2002, the drive for continental unification increased.
To discuss that drive tonight is one of the most widely-regarded and widely-published scholars on Afrikan issues, Professor Molefi Kete Asante, the founder of Afrocentricity.
Afrocentricity is an Afrikan-centered scholarship and world-view that employs research for political liberation through the academic resuscitation of smothered history.
Frequently the subject of attacks by critics who mislabel Afrocentricity as "Afrocentrism" and caricature him as a crank,
The Utne Reader called him one of the "100 Leading Thinkers" in the
The African Union cited him as one of the top twelve scholars of Afrikan descent when it invited him to give one of the keynote addresses at the Conference of Intellectuals of Africa and the Diaspora in
Tonight we’ll hear Dr. Asante on the prospect for an Afrikan Renaissance fostered by continental unification. He spoke at the