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African Liberation Day is an annual ceremony of commitment to the freedom of Africa and Africans from colonialism, racism, and other parasitic social systems endemic to imperialist hegemony. It began, however, under a different name. Before this global annual event obtained its current form and name, it was launched by independent African states as “African Freedom Day” in 1958.

Formation of African Liberation Day

It was resolved at the first Conference of Independent African States (CIAS), held in Accra, Ghana, that there would be an annual observance focused on the liberation of African people worldwide. During that meeting Resolution II, which was passed on April 22, 1958, provided “that the 15th April of every year be celebrated as African Freedom Day.” Representatives from ...

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