Book Cover Image of The Pan-Africanists by Dudley Thompson and Barrington Watson

The Pan-Africanists
by Dudley Thompson and Barrington Watson

    Publication Date: Mar 01, 2000
    List Price: $16.95
    Format: Hardcover, 88 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780865438101
    Imprint: Ian Randle Publishers
    Publisher: Ian Randle Publishers
    Parent Company: Ian Randle Publishers

    Hardcover Description:

    This book celebrates the lives of seventeen Black leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the liberation, unity and solidarity of Africa and African peoples throughout the world. Inspired by the "Pan-Africanists" portfolio, a series of oil paintings by artist Barrington Watson, the authors present the reader with succinct biographies of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela, W.E.B. Dubois, Marcus Garvey, George Padmore, C.L.R. James, Kwame Nkruma, Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta, Haile Selassie, Paul Robeson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali, Patrice Lumumba, Malcolm X, and Nelson Mandela.

    Not all of them necessarily belonged formally to a Pan-Africanist organization or ever used the term in descriptions of themselves. But the life of each one of them manifests the core values of Pan-Africanism. Together, their lives represent a powerful embodiment of the history of this social movement.

    This is both an art book and an important reference work for young readers throughout Africa and the Diaspora.