Various cities: Pan-African Association, et al. 1990s. A collection of material from the Memphis branch of the Pan-African Association of America, one of ten regional groups under the aegis of the Pan African Movement Worldwide. According to business records the Memphis branch was officially incorporated in March, 1995, by Dr. Ojo-Ike Olugbala (formerly Dr. Talib-Karim Muhammad), although some of the material in this collection predates incorporation. Based on a mailing label to Dr. Talib Muhammad, this material presumably came from his estate (acquired by us through the trade). Included are:
Pan-African Association of America & California Chapter. Official Nakumbuka Day Ceremony. Detailed ceremonial instructions for the observance of Nakumbuka Day to mourn the Global African Slave Holocaust. Four corner-stapled photocopied sheets. Six-hole punched along the left edge.
Osahon, Naiwu (ed.). One Black World: Newsletter of the Pan African Movement, Vol. 1, No. 1, May-August 1994. Lagos, Nigeria: International Secretariat of the Pan African Movement, 1994. The inaugural issue of this Pan African newsletter, which was the short-lived organ of the Pan African Movement. All of the content appears to be by the organization’s chairman, the Nigerian, Naiwu Osahon. This includes his keynote address presented to the First Canadian Pan African Conference on June 26, 1993, updates from the movement in Canada, Nigeria, the USA, & Zimbabwe, a review by the author (?) of his own book, God is Black, and other organizational updates. We can find no evidence that any other issues were published. The organization's U.S. headquarters was in San Diego. Two unbound sheets folded (8 ½” x 11 ¾”), 8 p. A Fine copy. Although a record for the newsletter exists in OCLC, no libraries appear to have holdings.
A flyer for a lecture by Naiwu Osahon titled, “400 Years and Still a Slave: Message to Black America held at the University of Memphis on Valentine’s Day, 1995. 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied, three-hole punched along the left edge.
A tri-fold brochure for African American History Month, 1995 that includes a full calendar of events to verso. 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied, three-hole punched along the left edge.
A flyer for a new talk show by Dr. Ojo-Ike Olugbala called Memphis: In the Black. 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied, three-hole punched along the left edge.
A glossy promotional booklet for the aforementioned talk show. 8 ½” x 11”, 4 p. Bottom corner bumped.
A flyer for an African American Political Convention sponsored by CORR, a weeklong event held Nov. 13-19, 1989. The convention’s them was “Choosing Our Own Leaders.” 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied, three-hole punched along the left edge.
Small booklet for a Kwanza celebration held on Dec. 26, 1994. Includes a brief history of Kwanza, a list of the seven principles, an agenda and the lyrics to the Black National Anthem. A sheet of red 8 ½” x 11” paper folded, 4 p., photocopied. Two-hole punched along the left edge.
A press release reprinting Naiwu Osahon’s speech, “We Need a Dream.” Eight corner-stapled 8 ½” x 11” sheets photocopied on rectos only. Three hole-punched along the left edge.
A flyer defining and describing Pan-Africanism by the PAAT. An 8 ½” x 11” sheet of green stock, photocopied. Three-hole punched along the left edge.
An 8 ½” x 11” sheet featuring the Pan African Association emblem. Three-hole punched along the left edge.
A support appeal from the Black Heritage Museum in Miami, FL, sent to the Pan African Association with a hand-written HELP!!! The Black Heritage Museum was displaced by Hurricane Andrew. An 8 ½” x 11” photocopied sheet. Old mailing marks, crinkled.
A flyer for the Memphis Black Arts Festival held from June 15-17, 1989, at the Martin Luther King Educational & Cultural Center. 8 ½” x 11”, photocopied on yellow stock.
An anti-drug flyer featuring a Native American parable about a boy who picked up a poisonous snake. No attribution, but we acquired it with this collection, so we presume it was Pan African related. 8 ½” x 11” photocopies on recto only. Item #8992