Last week the Smithsonian hosted a symposium on the impact of the Black Power Movement on the United States. Dr. Carr’s summary of “the living tradition” offered a perfect and necessary overview of the historical, contemporary and continuing struggle facing the African world. Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr of Howard University (pictured to the left of Dr. James Turner, founding Chair of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University) was one of several speakers at the event but unfortunately we were not able to capture more. However, VoxUnion does appreciate having been able to record his comments as they most spoke to our immediate concerns. More can be found online at North Star News.
The event taking place at the Smithsonian’s “National Museum of African American History and Culture” reminds us of a powerful lecture once given by another giant within Africana Studies, Dr. Ayele Bekerie on Cultural Reparations. Below are two excerpts from that lecture which also do well in their summary of important concerns over the housing of African or colonized history.
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Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr
Dr. Ayele Bekerie (Cultural Reparations)
Dr. Ayele Bekerie (Cultural Theft and Enslavement)