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Author Sherwood, Marika
Title Origins of Pan-Africanism : Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
©2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (373 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Modern British History Ser
Routledge Studies in Modern British History Ser
Note Intro -- Origins of Pan-Africanism -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Trinidad: From Childhood to Teaching -- 2 Somewhere in North America, 1891-1896 -- 3 The First Years in London, 1896-1899 -- 4 The African Association -- 5 Preparations for the Pan-African Conference -- 6 The Pan-African Conference, London, July 1900 -- 7 The Pan-African Association, August 1900-February 1901 -- 8 'Spreading the Word' -- 9 London, September 1901-September 1903 -- 10 Struggles in South Africa, 1903-1904 -- 11 Back in London, 1905-1908 -- 12 Williams the Elected Politician, 1906-1908 -- 13 Working for Africans and West Indians -- 14 Involved with Liberia, 1907-1908 -- 15 Returning Home -- Appendices -- Notes -- Index
Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora recounts the life story of the pioneering Henry Sylvester Williams, an unknown Trinidadian son of an immigrant carpenter in the late-19th and early 20th century. Williams, then a student in Britain, organized the African Association in 1897, and the first-ever Pan-African Conference in 1900. He is thus the progenitor of the OAU/AU. Some of those who attended went on to work in various pan-African organizations in their homelands. He became not only a qualified barrister, but the first Black man admitted to the Bar in Cape Town, and one of the first two elected Black borough councilors in London. These are remarkable achievements for anyone, especially for a Black man of working-class origins in an era of gross racial discrimination and social class hierarchies. Williams died in 1911, soon after his return to his homeland, Trinidad. Through original research, Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora is set in the social context of the times, providing insight not only into a remarkable man who has been heretofore virtually written out of history, but also into the African Diaspora in the UK a century ago
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