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Interested in Rasta Conference !

Dear Sir/Madam,

Iím interested in knowing more about the planned
conference on Rastafarians and would like more
information as regards to deadlines of abstracts etc.
Iím enclosing information on Pan-African Day, feel
free to circulate it to interested persons or
organizations.

Thanks
Jerome.
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Pan-African Day

February 8th

There is a need to annually observe a special day in
recognition of the famous Pan-African movement.
Every year on February 8th (during Black History
Month) Pan-African Day will be celebrated to honour
the academics, activists, artists, writers, radical
voices, leaders and supporters associated with the
Pan-African movement. Major economic, cultural social
and religious systems have been shaped by this
worldwide movement which was initiated among the
African diaspora and also championed within Africa.

The trauma of slavery using labour from the African
continent made many African slaves feel a longing to
return to Africa. Throughout the centuries there have
been individuals and groups advocating for the return
of those uprooted and forcefully transplanted Africans
to Africa. As a result of this terrible slave trade,
Africa, the home of human civilization, suffered
immense cultural, economic, social and human losses.

The expressions for a longing to return to their
homeland materialized in the hosting of Pan-African
Conferences. The year 2000 marked the 100th
anniversary of the international 1900 Pan-African
Conference organised by Henry Sylvester-Williams in
England. A series of similar conferences were held
throughout the twentieth century attracting leading
Black personalities.

I am hoping that the celebration of Pan African Day
on February 8th will ensure that the spirit and
enthusiasm of hosting Pan-African conferences will
be continued in the 21st century.
The dreams and aspirations of a generation of
Pan-Africanists and their supporters must not vanish.

Let the sons and daughters of Mother Africa unite in
the homelandís greatest hour of need. . Among the
African diaspora there will always be ancestral links
with Africa, thus complete separation from Africa
could never be achieved

For further information contact Jerome Teelucksingh,
522 Riverside Drive, Lange Park, Chaguanas, Trinidad,
West Indies. E-mail: thirdworldunited@yahoo.com

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