The conference is to critically examine the life and work of Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael), who coined the term “Black Power”. He served in the Civil Rights Movement and later led the vibrant and radical Black Power movement in the United States.
The historic conference intends to explore the links among Black Power, Pan-Africanism, Garveyism and neocolonialism. T
This conference is to be held at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, during 13th - 15th August 2005. Co-sponsor is the prestigious African New World Studies at Florida International University, United States.
Proposals for panels or individual presentations are invited on any of the following topics:
Pan-Africanism and Garveyism: The Origins of Black Power ?
The early years: Kwame Ture in Trinidad
Kwame Ture, the Civil Rights Movement and Malcolm X
Black Power and its influence on Black Studies
Kwame Ture and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Kwame Ture and the Black Panthers.
Kwame Ture and the Nation of Islam.
Caribbean Personalities and Black consciousness: Walter Rodney, Marcus Garvey, Frantz Fanon, Eric Williams, T.A. Marryshow, T.U Butler, Makandaal Daaga, Khafra Kambon, CLR James
Kwame Ture in Guinea
Kwame Ture and Politics in Africa: Influence of his All-African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP).
Relations with African leaders: Kwame Ture, Sekou Toure and Kwame Nkrumah.
Impact of Black Power on Literature and Art.
Black Power in Britain and Europe
Black Power in Canada
Women and Black Power
Impact of the historical work: Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America (1967) by Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton
Change for the Better or Worse ?: Culture and Black Power
Relevance of Black Power in the 21st century.
Afrocentric organizations and celebrations
Non-Blacks within the Black Power movement.
Impact of Black Power on Sports and Black Athletes
The effect on Blacks in Christianity and Islam.
Black Power and the Labour movement
Analysis of Kwame Ture’s autobiography “Ready for Revolution”
Persons interested in presenting a paper can send an abstract (not more than 600 words), a brief curriculum vitae and relevant contact information (before 10th March 2005) to the organizer.
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