On 27 March 2007 a Pan Africanist named Toyin Agbetu challenged the British Government, Monarchy and Church as they gathered to hold a religious celebration for the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in Westminster Abbey, England. The ritual, which made no mention of the Haitian Revolution, the Middle Passage and the African freedom fighters that ended Britain’s system of transatlantic and colonial enslavement focused on the acts of parliamentarian William Wilberforce.
Today in 2017, many of the world’s oppressed people face a crisis of confidence as they struggle to succeed when challenging power. Racism is on the rise, from the rise of Afriphobia in a post-Brexit environment to the strengthening of the alt-right by Trumpism. Mass protests don’t seem to work and petitions signed by millions are ignored by those in power. Something has to change.
The Ligali organisation invites you to join us in commemorating the 10th anniversary of Being Woke.
Asantewaa, X, Nzingha, Huntley, King, Cabral, Parks, Sankara, Simone, Moody, Nana, Kuti, Truth, Crichlow, Shakur, Bogle, Serwah, Boukman, Nzingha, Nubia, Angelou, Ture, Gueye, Abdul-Raheem, Tubman, Morris, Ogunsola, Nkrumah, Adi, Kwei-Armah, Louverture, Nehanda, Asante, Grant, Jones, Clarke, Adichie, Stephenson, Lumumba, Turner...
Is the the Pan-African world in need of a new generation of freedom fighting activists?