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Stokely Carmichael of SNCC at Florida A&M University, 1967

The Absence of Political Economy in African Diaspora Studies

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Charisse Burden-Stelly — The Black Studies movement, inaugurated in the late 1960s by student- and community-based demands for a “more relevant education,” represented the intellectual expression of political Pan-Africanism in United States colleges and universities. According to St. Clair Drake, “Pan-Africanism ha provided a distinct global focus for Black Studies since the programs became a part of the campus scene in the late sixties and early seventies…

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