Independent Historian

Alys Beverton is an undergraduate at the University of Sussex, England, with a particular interest in African American history. She is currently attending the University of Washington, Seattle, as an exchange student for one year. Upon completion of her degree in 2010, she hopes to continue on in academics and pursue a master’s degree in American history.

Julius K. Nyerere (1922-1999)

Julius Kambarage Nyerere, the first prime minister of independent Tanganyika and one of the founders of Tanzania, was born April 13, 1922, in Butiama, Tanganyika. He was the son of Zanaki chief, Nyerere Burito. Julius Nyerere began his education at age 12. Nyerere eventually gained … Read MoreJulius K. Nyerere (1922-1999)

Organization of African Unity (1963-2002)

The Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-2002) was an alliance of independent African nations working to enhance cooperation between the newly decolonized African governments. The alliance had its basis in the Pan-Africanist philosophy encouraging the unity of all peoples of African ancestry, but it also … Read MoreOrganization of African Unity (1963-2002)