DR. AMILCAR SHABAZZ VISITS THE AMILCAR CABRALFOUNDATION
Amherst, MA, March 2013 – At the invitation of the Honorable Pedro Pires, former President of Cape Verde, West Africa, Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, visited the Amilcar Cabral Foundation in Praia, Cape Verde. Cabral was a leading theoretician and practitioner of anti-colonial revolution during the struggle to liberate Guinea–Bissau and Cape Verde from Portuguese rule. He had a tremendous influence on the Black liberation movement in the U.S. In Praia, Shabazz discussed the effort to preserve, digitize, and share more widely with the world the papers of Amilcar Cabral. He also toured, along with Rob Cox of UMass Amherst's Du Bois Library and Sidonia Ferreira, Director of Enrollment Services at UMass and a Cape Verdean national, the National Archives and the National Library of Cape Verde, and was featured on the "Morning Show," on RTCV, the national television station.
Discovering Du Bois: The Niagara Movement--is a website project of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, as part of its effort to improve use of its extensive collection of the papers of W.E.B. Du Bois located in UMass Amherst’s W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Below are some video clips from the site.
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Links to news stories:
iBerkshires.com - May 1, 2008
Shabazz addresses 14th Annual Mass. Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference
USA Today - March 13, 2008
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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education - September 20, 2007
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In the Loop (online informational site for faculty & staff at UMass Amherst), MA - July 6, 2007
Shabazz named new chair of Afro-American Studies