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)

Tirailleurs Sénégalais in the Indochina War (1947-1954)

Battle of Dien Bien Phu, 1954 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Indochina War (1947-1954) pitted the French Colonial government against the Vietminh, the Communist Vietnamese devoted to the liberation of their country from French colonial rule.  During that conflict the French used thousands of Tirailleurs … Read MoreTirailleurs Sénégalais in the Indochina War (1947-1954)

African Democratic Rally (1946- )

African Leaders at RDA Conference at Bamako, 1957 Image Ownership: Public Domain The African Democratic Rally, known as Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (RDA), was the first French-speaking Pan-African organization.  Created in 1946 at Bamako, Sudan (now Mali), it emerged when African nationalist and anti-colonialist movements were … Read MoreAfrican Democratic Rally (1946- )

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania

Pan Africanist Congress 2008 Commemoration of the 32nd Anniversary of the Soweto Uprising Image Ownership: Public Domain The Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) was officially established on April 5-6, 1959 with the goal of ending white domination in South Africa and returning the land to its … Read MorePan Africanist Congress of Azania

South African Students’ Organization (SASO)

Steve Biko, Founder of the South African Students Association Image Ownership: Public Domain The South African Students’ Organization (SASO) emerged as a unique group that re-established opposition to the South African government’s apartheid system "aboveground," as opposed to other black resistance movements that previously had … Read MoreSouth African Students’ Organization (SASO)