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We declare ourselves forever free: On the New Afrikan Independence Movement.

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The same divisions that people experienced in the 1960s and 1970s - they're still with us. There are still those fractures, there are still those disagreements. In many ways I think it's healthy. By struggling honestly, and taking different positions seriously, people no matter where they stand on independent statehood can hopefully come to some agreements about the things that actually matter - such as strategies for destroying global oppression.

Historian Edward Onaci explores the struggle of the the New Afrikan Independence Movement in the 1960s and beyond - as the broad political challenge of captive subjects against a colonial state, and a deeply personal path of revolutionary organizing and community building, practiced in everyday life.

Edward is author of the book Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State from UNC Press.

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Edward Onaci is associate professor of history at Ursinus College.

 

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