African Liberation Day

"Africa Must Unite!"
Kwame Nkrumah

The History of African Liberation Day
African Liberation Day (ALD) started on April 15th, 1958 in Accra, Ghana as Africa Freedom Day during the first Conference of Independent African States. The name and date was changed respectively to African
Liberation Day and May 25th in Addis Ababa during the convening
of the first Organization of African Unity (OAU) session in 1963.

Although the OAU immediately proved to be ineffective as the tool for
liberation that revolutionary founders like Kwame Nkrumah intended,
since 1963, ALD has continued to be commemorated annually throughout
the African world as a rallying point to organize and unite the African
masses for justice and liberation.

Why is ALD Important Today?
Despite the elections of the first African female president in Liberia, the first African president in the U.S., a developing high profile of African people in worldwide media, and continued political rhetoric that things are improving, the masses of African people still face systematized class, national (race), and gender oppression and exploitation.

Whether in South Africa, France, Australia, or the U.S., Africans still get shot down by police as standard practice. Now more than ever it is clear that Pan-Africanism; the total liberation and unification of Africa under scientific socialism, is the necessary antidote to the suffering that continues to afflict African existence wherever we live.

ALD continues to serve as a beacon to bring together all Africans, regardless of geographical birth/location, language, education level, or circumstances. The message from ALD is clear; the reason Africans suffer is because Africa is still not free.

So wherever you live, whatever religion you practice, whatever language you prefer, if you are African and care about the suffering of your people, ALD is the perfect launching pad for you to focus on making Pan-Africanism a reality for Africa and all of her scattered and suffering children.

For more information about ALD visit:

All African People's Revolutionary Party

African Socialists International

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