What is it about?
Ethiopia was important to Du Bois's Pan African ideal and he used his training, networks and media platforms to support Ethiopian causes. He also encouraged relations between Ethiopians and African Americans, and African American support for Ethiopian causes.
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Why is it important?
Ethiopia was and still is a symbol of the African epic narrative. Du Bios focused on sharing Knowledge of Ethiopia's history and contributions to world development as a means of enabling a counter-narrative to African enslavement in the Americas. He also encouraged mutual development of Ethiopian and African American interests. As many acknowledge 400 years since the forced removal and enslavement of Africans in the Americas (1619-2019), it is important to reassert the epic narratives of Ethiopia/Africa, to encourage broad knowledge of those narratives, and to validate African humanity and contributions to the world.
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This page is a summary of: W. E. B. Du Bois: Ethiopia and Pan-Africanism, Journal of Black Studies, March 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/0021934719833394.
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