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Episode 31: Garvey in Africa

vinson_portraitDr. Robert Vinson (History, College of William and Mary) on the spread of Garveyism in South Africa and its political and cultural impact.  Vinson explains how black men and women in the 1920s and 30s appropriated Garvey’s ideas of racial pride, pan-Africanism, and modernity to sustain themselves and to propel South Africa’s struggle for freedom.

Episode 30: Garvey and the African Diaspora

Garvey_UNIA_papers_coverProf. Robert A. Hill (History, UCLA) on his life’s work as editor of The Marcus Garvey and UNIA Papers, a magisterial multi-volume series published by the University of California Press since 1983. Hill discusses the origins of his interest in Garvey and the “Africa for the Africans” movement — the largest organized mass movement in black history.  He sheds light on important editorial issues in the Garvey Papers project and reflects on Garvey’s legacy today.