Category: Archive Spotlight

All African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) by Mateo Mérida

Kwame Nkrumah today carries a mixed legacy of African self-determination, and authoritarianism: of both the successes of Pan-Africanism and Socialism and their respective failures. Like the man himself, Nkrumahism—the philosophy which blended Pan-Africanism with Leninist Vanguardism formulated by Nkrumah—carries an identical legacy today. One of the most visible practitioners of Nkrumahist ideology today is called …

Archive Spotlight: Malcolm X Liberation University by Mateo Mérida

Activism is one of the most defining characteristics of the 1960’s in the United States, and much of that has been organized by individuals from 15 to 29 years of age and who organized inside and outside of educational institutions. While students were prominent participants of the March on Washington, the Sit-Ins, and draft card …

Archive Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Hoffman and His Legacy by Kangkang Kovacs

Joseph Irwin Hoffman, Jr., MD was born in Charleston in 1898. A graduate of the Avery school, Dr. Hoffman completed his medical education at Howard University in Washington D.C. and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and practiced medicine in the greater Charleston area for the rest of his life.1 In 1980, Dr. Hoffman participated …

Archive Spotlight: The Legacy of Septima P. Clark by Kangkang Kovacs

Septima P. Clark (1898 – 1987) was a pioneer educator, civil rights activist, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called her the “Mother of the Movement.” King considered her to be a “community teacher, [an] intuitive fighter for human rights and leader of her unlettered and disillusioned people.”1 Clark was born in Charleston, South Carolina, …

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