Proud My Heritage

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I am proud of my heritage, my melanin and my culture. I will not hide my skin because someone else is biased and ignorant. Many people before me have made history and have paved the way for future generations of African-Americans to do something great. They've became doctors, lawyers, engineers-- and yet no one has recognized the great things the people of my culture have done. People are not proud of their heritage, they never want to praise those who came before them. People like Madam Efunroye Tinubu, Claudette Colvin and Henry McNeal Turner paved the way for African-Americans to have a cultural identity. I am proud to be an African-American and proud to be apart of a tight knit, community-like culture.
Pan-Africanism is the unification of all peoples of the
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Within the Black Power Conferences, African issues such as the Civil War in Nigeria were discussed. The peoples of the conference opted for unification as a tactic that would fight forces of European imperialism that divided the country. There were many organizations, such as the Black Panther Party, which were anti-imperialist. Unlike Garvey’s organization, the Black Panthers supported third world countries while they were on their quest for independence. They also wanted to establish a strong African American presence in the United States. During the time of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power Movement, the Arusha Declaration was passed in Tanzania. It highlighted the growing trend of Africanization of the black community and put forth concepts relevant to the struggles of the Black community. The Declaration was centered around Ujamaa, the concept of being united in every possible way- social, economic, political and through
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