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R. Joseph Parrott

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Pan-African Liberation (owner)

In May of 1972, tens of thousands of African Americans gathered in Washington, D.C. Young and old, radical and moderate, they united not in protest of the government’s treatment of blacks in the United States, but rather on behalf of their distant kin fighting revolutions in Africa. At the first African Liberation Day, black peoples in the western Diaspora sought to change American foreign policy, which continued to actively support the...

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R. Joseph Parrott is an International Security Studies Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently working on a dissertation that examines the global politics of Portuguese African decolonization with a special emphasis on the development of western solidarity with the liberation movements. He has received grants and fellowships from the Council for European Studies, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, the New York Public Library, the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, and multiple presidential libraries. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Virginia.