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Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State

Edward Onaci


On March 31, 1968, over 500 Black nationalists convened in Detroit to begin the process of securing independence from the United States. Many concluded that Black Americans' best remaining hope for liberation was the creation of a sovereign nation-state, the Republic of New Afrika (RNA). New Afrikan citizens traced boundaries that encompassed a large portion of the South--including South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana--as part of their demand for reparation. As champions of these goals, they framed their struggle as one that would allow the descendants of enslaved peopl ... More

Keywords: Republic of New Afrika, New Afrikan Independence Movement, Black Nationalism, Black Power, Reparations, Activism, Lifestyle politics, Self-determination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469656144
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Onaci, author
Ursinus College