Roger House, associate professor in American Studies, wrote a piece for The Hill opining that as we are in the midst of Democratic primaries and unrest for many, representatives of African American districts may want to implement the tactics or lessons from the Pan-African project. The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the “Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World,” which took place at a 1920 conference of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA).
The centennial of the Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples is an opportunity for the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to reassess the merits of a Pan-African outlook. How can government resources build on the goals of self-reliance, community development and global outreach? How can policies further the needs for self-improvement, strong families, community networks, business investment and state political participation? How to strengthen anti-discrimination laws and programs of uplift for young black males?