Wednesday, 2 February 2011

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the political assassination of Congo’s first prime minister under independence, Patrice Lumumba.

February is celebrated in the United States and around the world as African-American History Month, where people of all backgrounds and nationalities pay tribute to the monumental contributions of the African-American people and people of African descent to the development of cultures and civilizations throughout the world.
Founded in 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson as Negro History Week, some 50 years later the commemoration was extended to African-American History Month as a further recognition of the transformative social movements that grew out of the 1960s and 1970s.
Although Africans have built civilizations in ancient times through the modern period, over the last six centuries the continent and its people have struggled consistently against slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism. Even those Africans who were taken away from their homeland and enslaved by European colonialists in the Western Hemisphere have maintained a campaign of resistance aimed at full self-determination and liberation.!/Newgenafrica

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