08 Nov ‘Hands Off Africa’
The All-African People’s Conference: Accra 1958
Its Impact then and now
‘To young Africans like myself at the time, it was a moment at once defining and awe-inspiring.’ Bereket Habte Selassie, delegate from Ethiopia
A conference to mark its 60th anniversary
Thursday, 6 December, 10.15am to 7pm
This conference will mark the 60th anniversary of the All African People’s Conference (AAPC) held in 1958 in Accra, Ghana. Driven by Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Prime Minister of newly-independent Ghana, and George Padmore, his Adviser on African Affairs, it set out to advance the ideology of Pan Africanism through non-alignment, anti-colonialism, anti-imperialism and African unity. It has been hailed as a watershed moment in the history of Africa’s liberation from colonial rule and white supremacy. The speakers will examine the role of the AAPC within the framework of the Pan-African movement and will assess its significance, as well as its relevance today.
Contemporary newsreels will be screened before the conference.
Senate Room University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Organisers Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London and Westminster United Nations Association. The conference is part-funded by the Review of African Political Economy.
Speakers: HE Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Dr Kenneth Kaunda, Former President of Zambia (by recorded video), Professor Philip Murphy, Cameron Duodu, Professor Dan Branch, Marika Sherwood, Dr Leo Zeilig, Dr Susan Williams, Dr Joseph Godson Amamoo, Dr Knox Chitiyo, Professor Hakim Adi, Salem Mezhoud
The conference fee (£20) includes sandwich lunch and refreshments. A drinks reception will conclude the conference.
To register, go to www.commonwealth.sas.ac.uk/events
Inquiries: 020 7862 8871 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org