American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era

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UNC Press Books, 2006 - Social Science - 342 pages
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In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Paul
  

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Kevin Gaines explores the connection between African-Americans, Pan-Africanism and African Liberation. He uses Ghana as a crossroads because it was the first sub-saharan country to achieve ... Read full review

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Page 1 - It is the responsibility of the Negro intellectual to provide a positive identification through history, literature, art, music and the drama. The truth of the matter is that for most Negro intellectuals, the integration of the Negro means just the opposite, the emptying of his life of meaningful content and ridding him of all Negro identification.
Page 2 - Ghana have stated time and again that our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa.

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Kevin K. Gaines is director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies and professor of history at the University of Michigan. He is author of the award-winning Uplifting the Race: Black Leadership, Politics, and Culture during the Twentieth Century.

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