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Now Online: Africa Past and Present, Episode 31

15 September on Africa, Announcements, Multimedia & Digital Archives  

vinson_portraitAfrica Past and Present is hosted by Michigan State University historians Peter Alegi and Peter Limb and produced by Matrix.

In this 31st episode, part 2 (of 3) in a series on African Diasporas, hosts Peter Alegi and Peter Limb discuss Dr. Robert Vinson's (History, College of William and Mary) work on the spread of Garveyism in South Africa and its political and cultural impact. Vinson joins the discussion and explains how black men and women in the 1920s and 30s appropriated Garvey's ideas of racial pride, pan-Africanism, and modernity to sustain themselves and to propel South Africa's struggle for freedom.