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The Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was formed in March 1968 in order to create a Black nation in North America. Five states in the “Deep South” were designated as the land base, and a provisional or temporary, pre-independence government was installed to lead the nation.

Historical Background

In March 1968, more than 500 Black nationalists held a convention in Detroit, Michigan. The Republic of New Afrika was founded during that convention. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina were identified as the subjugated national territory of the Republic of New Afrika. The convention established basic law, including a Declaration of Independence from the United States of America, and elected a provisional government under a mandate to “free the land.”

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