Black August: The History, Culture and Practice w Mama Ayanna Mashama

August 5, 2013 Jared Ball 3 Comments

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Mama Ayanna Mashama joined us to discuss the history, culture and practice of Black August.  Mashama is a veteran organizer, co-founder of the Black August Organizing Committee (1979) and the Bay Area chapter of the Malcolm X Grassroots Organization (1993) among many other important formations. And click here for our other Black August related posts!

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  1. […] In THIS important interview veteran activist Mama Ayanna Mashama can be heard describing the history and purpose of Black August, particularly its origins in commemorating the freedom struggle as conducted by those, “behind the prison walls.”  But essentially Black August is an important time to remember not only the particular legacy and history of African liberation in this country, on this continent, on this hemisphere, but the unfinished business associated with that struggle.  Black August is about having the struggle as waged by the most militant in that tradition become the standard by which we judge our current moment and assess our condition, preparation, organization and political education so that we can be better prepared for the continuation of that struggle. […]

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