The Public Archive

Apr 17

radicalarchive:

'The Crusader', published in exile by Robert F. Williams, 1963. Robert F. Williams (1925-1996), author of ‘Negros With Guns’ (1962), advocated and practiced armed self-defense against the Klan in the 1950’s and became a highly influential figure in the Black Power and Black Nationalist movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s. This issue of his newsletter was published while Williams was living in exile in Cuba. Cartoon depicting the U.S. white racist power structure by Chinese Canadian supporter Anne B. Lin.

radicalarchive:

'The Crusader', published in exile by Robert F. Williams, 1963. Robert F. Williams (1925-1996), author of ‘Negros With Guns’ (1962), advocated and practiced armed self-defense against the Klan in the 1950’s and became a highly influential figure in the Black Power and Black Nationalist movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s. This issue of his newsletter was published while Williams was living in exile in Cuba. Cartoon depicting the U.S. white racist power structure by Chinese Canadian supporter Anne B. Lin.

Apr 15

Black Folk in Dark Times: A Workshop on Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Freedom, April 10, 2014, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee: Storified

Black Folk in Dark Times: A Workshop on Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Freedom, April 10, 2014, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee: Storified

Mar 24

Black Folk in Dark Times: A Workshop on Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Freedom

Black Folk in Dark Times: A Workshop on Sovereignty, Citizenship, and Freedom

“Haitian people will hoist the flag of Charlemagne Peralte and will get rid of the bloody pro-imperialist dynasty of Duvalier.”

“Haitian people will hoist the flag of Charlemagne Peralte and will get rid of the bloody pro-imperialist dynasty of Duvalier.”



Abduction & Assistance: An Interview with Donald Rumsfeld

Abduction & Assistance: An Interview with Donald Rumsfeld

Haiti: Collateral Alibis - NGO Watch 1 -

(Source: blacklooks)

Jan 25

Solidarity & Sustainability: An Interview with Sokari Ekine

Solidarity & Sustainability: An Interview with Sokari Ekine

Jan 12

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 12, 2010

Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 12, 2010

Jan 05

‘For Bessie Head’ by Ama Ata Aidoo -

africanfeministsrock:

To begin with

there’s the small problem of address:

calling you
by the only name some of us
knew you by,

hailing you by titles
you could not possibly
have cared for,

referring you to
strange and clouded
origins that eat into
our past our pain
like prize-winning cassava tubers in
abandoned…

Jan 03

mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

auntada:

Over the course of 45 years, Culver City, California librarian Mayme Agnew Clayton (August 4, 1923 – October 13, 2006) collected more than 30,000 rare and out-of-print books. She used her own resources and she worked alone. The collection is considered one of the most important for African-American materials and consists of 3.5 million items on the topic of African-American culture. It is the largest privately-held collection of African American historical materials in the world.
Ms. Clayton, you might be my new hero.

All hail Mayme Agnew Clayton!

mydaguerreotypelibrarian:

auntada:

Over the course of 45 years, Culver City, California librarian Mayme Agnew Clayton (August 4, 1923 – October 13, 2006) collected more than 30,000 rare and out-of-print books. She used her own resources and she worked alone. The collection is considered one of the most important for African-American materials and consists of 3.5 million items on the topic of African-American culture. It is the largest privately-held collection of African American historical materials in the world.

Ms. Clayton, you might be my new hero.

All hail Mayme Agnew Clayton!

(via womenoflibraryhistory)