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  Topics: African Diaspora: History


Africa Reparations Movement, ARM
Site has closed. See the Bernie Grant Archive. Grant helped establish ARM. Information on the movement to obtain reparations for the enslavement and colonisation of African people in Africa and the African Diaspora. Also to secure the return of African artefacts taken from Africa. Includes paper by Chinweizu on "Reparations and a New Global Order", speech by British Prime Minister William Gladstone in 1871 on looted Ethiopian artefacts, a discussion list, ARM Talk, and a chronology of slavery. [KF] http://the.arc.co.uk/arm/home.html
Africa South of the Sahara - History - Pan-Africanism
An annotated directory of information on Pan-Africanism, especially from a historical perspective. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/history/hispanafrican.html
Africa South of the Sahara - History - Slavery
An annotated directory of over 90 resources mainly on the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/history/hislavery.html
African-American Historical Linkages with South Africa, 1890-c.1965
A project to collect and publish primary documents illustrating ties between African Americans and Africans in South Africa. Has an essay, with photographs, on the "Historical Relationships of African Americans with South Africa." Directed by Profs. Robert Edgar (Howard University) and David Anthony (University of California, Santa Cruz). http://www.howard.edu/library/Reference/bob_edgar_site/index.html
African Diaspora Archeology Network
Full text issues of its ADAN newsletter. Operates a discussion forum. Maintained by Dr. Christopher C. Fennell, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. [KF] http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/
Ayele, Negussay - African Americans and Ethiopia On the Eve of the Fascist Invasion
Excerpt from the book, Ethiopia and the United States, Volume I, the Season of Courtship, which appeared in the magazine (print and online), Tadias, Vol. 2, No. 2, June-July 2004. Negussay Ayele is with UCLA's Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies. [KF] http://www.tadias.com/v1n7/AE_2_2003-3.html
Hunwick, John - "The Same but Different: Approaches to Slavery and the African Diaspora in the Lands of Islam"
Full text in Adobe PDF format, in the Saharan Studies Association Newsletter, V. 7, No. 1/2, Dec. 1999. Keynote address, Workshop on Slavery and the African Diaspora in the Lands of Islam, Northwestern Univ. 1999. On the web site of the Saharan Studies Association. http://ssa.sri.com:8002/news/newsletters/v7n1-2.pdf
Lovejoy, Paul - "The African Diaspora: Revisionist Interpretations of Ethnicity, Culture and Religion under Slavery"
On the Internet Archive: Wayback Machine. http://web.archive.org/web/20010602215423/http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/~slavery/essays/esy9701love.html
Museum of the African Diaspora
"The Museum of the African Diaspora connects all people through the celebration and exploration of the art, culture and history of the African Diaspora." Interview with Modou Dieng, photographs by Dave Herman of the Gullah community of South Carolina and other photographs, etc. Based in San Francisco, California. http://www.moadsf.org/
New York Public Library - African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World
From the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYPL. "...original essays...by the historian Omar H. Ali... dozens of images of paintings and photographs..., maps, and segments of documentaries." East Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Perisan Gulf, South Asia, East Asia. Video from From Africa to India: Sidi Music in the Indian Ocean Diaspora. Bibliography (books, articles, films). http://exhibitions.nypl.org/africansindianocean/
Obama, Barach - Speech at the Democratic National Convention, Boston, MA - July 27, 2004
Audio of Barack Obama's speech. (requires soundcard, speakers or headset). From the web site, Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches produced by American Radioworks (public radio). http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/sayitplain/bobama.html
Pan-Africanism
Africa South of the Sahara. History - Pan-Africanism. Annotated directory of internet sources on Pan-Africanism. Based at Stanford University. http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/history/hispanafrican.html
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (New York Public Library)
Describes the collection strengths, special features of this well-known branch of the New York Public Library devoted to the history, society, and culture of people of African descent.

Has an African Diaspora online exhibit, with a small African diaspora map.
Search its online catalog. It's exhibition, the Schomburg Legacy, Documenting the Global Black Experience for the 21st Century, features art work, historical documents and letters, the Herskovits Collection, the John Henrik Clarke Collection, the Ralph J. Bunche Collection and other collections.
The Schomburg's exhibition, Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century, includes photographs of diplomats to Liberia and Bishop Sameul A. Crowther, first African Anglican bishop. http://www.nypl.org/research/sc/sc.html
Telegraph (London) - Russia's Othello
Article by Hugh Barnes, August 8, 2005. "For centuries, Alexander Pushkin's great-grandfather - an African slave who became a Russian noble - was thought to be an Abyssinian prince. Only when Hugh Barnes trekked to Cameroon did the dramatic truth emerge in black and white." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2005/07/31/bogannibal.xml

"in the 1990s, the African scholar Dieudonné Gnammankou pointed a finger at the town of Logone, in the state of Cameroon. Towards the end of the 17th century, Logone was the capital of a minor kingdom,......Local records suggest that around 1703, during a raid......Ibrahim, the son of Prince Bruha, was taken prisoner and transported north along the slave trails to Libya and then by ship to Constantinople."
Wilson, Carlton - Conceptualizing the African Diaspora
4 p. In PDF. Full text article from Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (CSSAAME), Vol. XVII | No. 2 | 1997. http://www.cssaame.ilstu.edu/issues/V17-2/CARLTON.pdf
York University. Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora
"focuses on the history of the African diaspora and the movement of Africans to various parts of the world, particularly the Americas and the Islamic lands of North Africa and the Middle East." Has a publication series, Studies in the History of the African Diaspora, conference programs and some papers, the full text of the African Diaspora Newsletter, the full text of "Ethnicity and the Slave Trade: 'Lucumi' and 'Nago' as Ethnonyms in West Africa" by Robin Law (from History in Africa, No. 24, 1997).
 
Research areas include: Nigerian Hinterland Project, Biographical Database of Enslaved Africans, Historical Atlas of Slavery, Ports of the Nigerian Hinterland, The Muslim Diaspora in the Era of the Slave Route, Ethnic Identities in Atlantic Africa and the Diaspora, Linkages between the Diaspora and Africa, Igbo Oral History Project on Slavery. The Director is Paul E. Lovejoy. Based in Toronto, Canada. [KF] http://www.yorku.ca/nhp/index.htm



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