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Proudly We Can Be AfricansBlack Americans and Africa, 1935-1961$
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James H. Meriwether

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780807826690

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether

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THE YEAR OF AFRICA: Lows, Highs, and Corners, 1960

THE YEAR OF AFRICA: Lows, Highs, and Corners, 1960

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(p.181) 6 THE YEAR OF AFRICA: Lows, Highs, and Corners, 1960
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Proudly We Can Be Africans
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James H. Meriwether

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether.10

This chapter considers events in 1960, which the United Nations declared as “The Year of Africa.” For Africans and African Americans, the year swung between glorious heights and shocking depths. The slew of African nations gaining independence mixed with shocking news about the massacre of sixty-nine unarmed protesters at Sharpeville by South African police. The events of 1960 strengthened links between African Americans and the worldwide struggle against white supremacy, while doing so on a more Africa-centered basis.

Keywords:   African Americans, Africa, South Africa, white supremacy

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