African Activist Archive

MSU's African Studies Center and MATRIX digital humanities center, with their colleague Richard Knight in New York, announce the launch of the new African Activist Archive Project website

from the home page:
This project is preserving records and memories of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s. The project is assembling:

  • an online archive of historical materials - pamphlets, newsletters, leaflets, buttons, posters, T-shirts, photographs, and audio and video recordings
  • personal remembrances and interviews with activists
  • a directory of archives of organizations and individuals deposited in libraries and historical societies that are available for further research

The African Activist Archive Project is reaching out to the hundreds of organizations and individuals that supported African liberation struggles and is urging them to preserve their vital records and to make selected materials available to the public on this website. The project also assists groups and individuals to deposit their archives in public repositories, including the African Activist Archive in Special Collections at Michigan State University Libraries.