By Marika Sherwood
Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora recounts the existence tale of the pioneering Henry Sylvester Williams, an unknown Trinidadian son of an immigrant wood worker within the late-19th and early twentieth century. Williams, then a scholar in Britain, prepared the African organization in 1897, and the first-ever Pan-African convention in 1900. he's therefore the progenitor of the OAU/AU. a few of those that attended went directly to paintings in a number of pan-African companies of their homelands.
He turned not just a certified barrister, however the first Black guy admitted to the Bar in Cape city, and one of many first elected Black borough councilors in London. those are striking achievements for an individual, specially for a Black guy of working-class origins in an period of gross racial discrimination and social type hierarchies. Williams died in 1911, quickly after his go back to his place of birth, Trinidad.
Through unique learn, Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora is determined within the social context of the days, offering perception not just right into a outstanding guy who has been heretofore nearly written out of heritage, but in addition into the African Diaspora within the united kingdom a century ago.