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The ‘Revival of pan-Africanism Forum‘ will be holding a conference on April 27 on “Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy: A Panafricanist Perspective“.  I hope to be there to cover the event, which will feature remarks from Professors at two of the region’s leading historically black institutions, Howard University & Lincoln University.

For those of you wanting an Africa in DC experience outside of the traditional think tank event, this looks to be a promising event.  While I don’t know much about MLK’s activities in Africa, I do know that he had a prominent meeting with Vice President Nixon while attending Ghana’s independence celebrations in 1957.

Listen to MLK  broadly discuss Africa – US relations in this clip (relevant portion starts at the 3:30 mark).