Carnegie Mellon University

Africa for Africans!

Africa for Africans!

Garvey, Marx, and the Making of the National Negro Congress

The Socialist Studies Seminar Presents:

Clayton Vaughn-Roberson

Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, November 9, 2018

3:30- 5:00pm

History Conference Room
Baker Hall 246-A

This talk explores the connections between anti-fascism and black liberation struggles in the United States in the 1930s. The “Hands off Ethiopia Movement,”a global anti-fascist movement, marked the beginning of the National Negro Congress (NNC), an African-American Popular Front Organization.  Composed of black Marxists, radical Garveyites, progressive unionists, and civil servants, the NNC believed that the emancipation of Ethiopia was connected to the liberation of the black working class.  By harmonizing Black Nationalism with socialism, the NNC articulated a Pan-African solidarity while simultaneously calling for a United Front of all workers. 

For more information, contact Professor Wendy Goldman.