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The Global Africana Review is the Department’s academic journal comprised of

UNC undergraduate students’ research. The inaugural issue was launched in Spring 2017.

An electronic version of the journal can be found in the Carolina Digital Repository,

along with previous volumes.



General Information | ii

Dedication | iii

Chair’s Note | iv

Editorial Team | iv

Contributors | v

Introduction | 1

Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja


“The Color of African Unity”: The Pan-Africanist Rhetoric and Praxis of Thomas Sankara in the
Burkina Faso Revolution, 1983–87 | 3

Kimathi Muiruri


Coppedge v. Franklin and Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg: The Contributions Toward the
Fight for Desegregation in North Carolina Public Schools | 15

Sophia Fantauzzi


The Interconnectedness of Black Liberation: The Cross-Political Relationship of African and
African American Leaders in the Struggle for Independence and the Civil Rights Movement
(1950–60) | 26

Mina Yakubu


The Green Belt Movement: Women, Land, and Development | 38

Kyende Kinoti


The Underlying Role of Christianity in Political and Social Reform During the Civil Rights
Movement as Exhibited by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference| 51

Amaya Graham


The Cost of Race Reductionism: Review of Toward Freedom by Touré F. Reed | 62

Carly Wetzel




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