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Pan-Africanism is a cultural concept based on the ideology that people of African descent share a common heritage emanating from traditional African cultural values of humanism, egalitarianism, and collectivism. Pan-Africanism essentially connects people of African descent through a common historical bond between African and diasporic communities despite the forceful displacement and dispersal of Africans across the globe, particularly to the Western hemisphere. Such adaptive behavior in response to adversity is sometimes referred to as African resilience. This entry describes the development of Pan-Africanism as a concept and a movement.

Roots of Pan-Africanism

Pan-Africanism suggests that people of African descent have a rightful claim to the rich historical and cultural legacy and the land of Africa. Pan-Africanism is a concept, a movement, and an ...

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