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Ella Baker was a key but mostly behind the scenes leader in the Black freedom struggle from the 1930 until she passed in 1986 She worked together with well known leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois, A Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King Jr , working in the NAACP and playing a key initiating and mentoring role with the historic Black student movement of the 1960s, helping guide and train the leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Her leadership was key in the historic freedom rides the sit-in movement and the voter registration movement in the Deep South She also helped form the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) which challenged the all-white Mississippi Democratic Party causing a national crisis at the DNC in 1964 After the early 1960s she continued to struggle for the rest of her life on many issues like freeing Angela Davis in support of Puerto Rican political prisoners, the anti-apartheid movement, women movement and peace movement Baker emphasized the importance of linking the struggles for civil rights and civil liberties

When imperialism impose leaders on you the result

When imperialism impose leaders on you the result is exploitation withouth development,economic depression=poverty Africans must denounces the house-slaves soldout leaders the agents of imperialist or they will continue to remain passive&lacking direction Any people that oppresses another people is neither civilized non human Neo-imperialism is alive and well just look at Iraq just look at Libya And ivory Coast just look at the way Nigeria is being robbed each day Belgians were in DR Congo for about 100yrs exploiting that country rich minerals resources only managed to develop a single tarred road The oil- rich Nigeria despite the long existence of the West in that country was still importing fuel from Europe Exploitation of African people and resources to feed Western greed has changed little since Imperialism breeds corruption&fraudulent mind sets,they stole from Africa 365days centuries&then kill us when we question their sincerity Imperialist have an insatiable appetite for the Africa bounty They are guilty of hoarding Africa resources -Since Africa was invaded the only visible development of her people is poverty which is meant to eliminate them The natural resources of African must remain in the hands of Africa masses instead of having it robbed by multinational corporations Despair and frustration will not shake our belief that the resistance is the only way of liberation Africans today are so overwhelmingly crazy for western materials we have forgotten those our people that perished during freedom struggle Slavery Wasn’t a Trade It Was a Robbery and Genocide The struggle of Africans is the struggle of all citizens who are pathologically oppressed by the imperialist capitalist interests Political&cultural traitors house slaves are the enemies of Africans struggle to liberate itself from 500years of colonial/slavery brutality We must straighten our backs and strive for our freedom No one can ride you unless your back is bent to be rode on Straighten your mind Revolt against corrupt imperialist capitalist class with their local puppets&you will feel the spirit of life run right through your body

African people worldwide find ourselves at yet another

African people worldwide find ourselves at yet another historical crossroads with an international mass movement on the horizon The future is full of potential if we seize on the opportunity now to come together and form the organic and symbiotic relationships required for us to advance the cause of African liberation and unity to its victorious conclusion in our life time We are confronted with the violent desperation of a dying imperialism combined with a general weakness and disunity within the African Liberation Movement In order for us to have a fighting chance we must unify our efforts and organize around a common set of goals and objectives Our geographical , linguistic,organizational, ideological, and class differences must not undermine our ability to move forward as a single people against our common enemies in the interest of our freedom and development It is imperative that we take the initiative to proactively establish new relationships with each other so that it is possible for us to get familiar and cultivate principled solidarity between those brothers and sisters of this new generation of African leadership that are actively involved in the work to educate, organize, and mobilize our people especially the youth into the revolutionary process of African Liberation

Brief history of the African Liberation Day

Agwambo Odera (Press release)—On 15 April 1958, in the city of Accra, Ghana, African leaders and political activists gathered at the first conference of independent African states It was attended by representatives of the governments of Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, The United Arab Republic (which was the federation of Egypt and Syria) and representatives of the National Liberation Front of Algeria and the Union of Cameroonian PeoplesThis conference was significant in that it represented the collective expression of African Peoples’ disgust with the system of colonialism and imperialism, which brought so much suffering to African people. Further, it represented the collective will to see the system of colonialism permanently done away with After 500 years of the most brutal suffering known to humanity, the rape of Africa and subsequent slave, which cost Africa in excess of about 100,000,000 of her children, the masses of African people singularly, separately, individually, in small disconnected groupings for centuries had said ‘enough!’ But in 1958, at the Accra conference, it was being said in ways that emphasised joint, coordinated and unified action. This conference gave sharp clarity and definition to Pan Africanism, the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism. The conference as well laid the foundation and the strategy for the further intensification and coordination of the next stage of the African revolution for the liberation of the rest of Africa, and eventual and complete unificationThe conference called for the founding of African Freedom Day, a day to ‘mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement, and to symbolise the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploration  Five years later after the first conference of independent African states in the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia another historical meeting occurred On 25 May 1963, leaders of 32 independent Africa states met to form the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). By then more than two thirds of the continent had achieved independence from colonial rule. At that historic meeting, the date of Africa Freedom Day was changed from 15 April to 25 May and Africa Freedom Day was declared African Liberation Day African Liberation Day has since then been held on 25 May in every corner of the world African Liberation Day as an institution within the Pan African movement reflects the growth and development of Pan Africanism When Pan Africanism was faced with fighting colonialism, the focus of African Liberation Day was on the anti colonial struggle and the fight for national independence. As Pan Africanism grew stronger and developed into a more mature objective African Liberation Day activities reflected this maturation African Liberation Day has contributed to the struggle to raise the level of political awareness and organisation in African communities worldwide. It has further been used as a tool to provide a platform for many African and other oppressed peoples to inform the African masses about their respective struggles for true liberation and development Particularly for Southern Africa, African Liberation Day played a critical role in the defeat of colonialism and apartheid It inspired others to support through various progressive organisations, liberation committees and movements both in Africa and the socialist countries around the world, the building of anti colonial and national liberation movements by generating arms for the freedom fighters, offering a platform where the world could receive political education on the nature of the struggle, and providing a mass assembly where the spirit and moral of the freedom fighters could be reinvigorated. African Liberation Day has helped to expose US led imperialism, Zionism and colonialism as enemies of Africa Imperialists for decades have attempted to distance African Liberation Day (and the African Revolution in general) from the struggle for socialism. Remember that it was, and is, capitalist Europe, and not the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, China or Vietnam which occupied, colonised and exploited Africa. Several states in Africa today stand independent because of military and other assistance from socialist countries From the first African Liberation Day held in Accra, Ghana where Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah planted the first seed to the hundreds of African Liberation Day observances which have occurred all over the world African Liberation Day stands committed to the struggle for national independence African redemption, African liberation African unification and scientific socialism Today, African Liberation Day activities are being organised throughout Africa and all over the world where African people are living and struggling. The journey down the revolutionary path can only be accomplished by joining a revolutionary organisation working for the people The freedom of Africa and African people demands revolutionary action through revolutionary organization