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Formation 1977
Founder Randall Robinson
Type human rights education and advocacy agency
Working in Africa and Africa Diaspora countries, 13 active campaigns.
Board of Directors, staff, members
Nicole Lee, Director
Board of Directors, Danny Glover (Chair)
Website .org.transafricawww

TransAfrica (formerly TransAfrica Forum) is an advocacy organization in

  • Official site

External links

  1. ^ "Power Source: Celebrating The Pursuit of Justice – Washington Life Magazine". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Historical Dictionary of United States-Africa Relations By Robert Anthony Waters Jr., Scarecrow Press
  3. ^ TransAfrica – Justice for the African World – HISTORY
  4. ^ a b "TransAfrica Forum (1977– ) – The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ William Minter, Gail Hovey, "No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists Over a Half-Century 1950–2000", 2008 p160
  6. ^ TransAfrica – Justice for the African World – ASHE FOREIGN POLICY LIBRARY
  7. ^ TransAfrica – Justice for the African World – WHERE
  8. ^ "Events". TransAfrica. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Events". TransAfrica. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Progressive Business Blog in Chicago and NYC". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c "African Activist Archive". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Chuck D Net Worth". Celebrity Net Worth. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "UB Today". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  15. ^
  16. ^ "Bill Fletcher Jr.". Retrieved 21 September 2015. 


See also

TransAfrica is run by a Board of Directors, administered by staff and supported by members. The current chairman of the board is Danny Glover. Past board members have included activists Arthur Ashe, Chuck D and Harry Belafonte.[13][14] The current Director is Nicole Lee.[15][14] Past Directors have included Bill Fletcher Jr.[16]

Organization and sStructure

TransAfrica was a founding member of the [12]

Free South Africa Movement

TransAfrica continues to sponsor public seminars, community awareness campaigns and training programs to sensitize the public and policy makers. This includes the Cabral/Truth Circles, film series, lecture series, book club and a writer's forum for authors to discuss their work.[8] They co-sponsor the annual 'New African Film Festival' in Washington, D.C.[9]

Advocacy and education events

TransAfrica continues to work on similar social, political, and economic justice issues throughout the African world. The current priority areas in Africa include Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, South Africa and Uganda. In the Americas, this includes Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela and the United States.[7]

Advocacy and education work

Named after former board member Arthur Ashe, the Arthur R. Ashe Foreign policy library is the only library in the U.S. dedicated to sensitizing Americans about African, Caribbean, and Latin-American issues. It is an important resource for policy analysts, scholars and the public.[6]

Arthur R. Ashe Foreign Policy Library

, they initiated a letter-writing campaigns, hunger strikes, and protest marches to protest against apartheid and to compel the U.S. government to act against apartheid. Free South Africa Movement Through the [4] It is credited for its role in the anti-apartheid struggle through its activism.[5] TransAfrica Forum was founded on July 1, 1977, after being conceived a year earlier at a Black Leadership Conference convened by the [2] The Black Forum on Foreign Affairs was formed in 1975, and served as the precursor to TransAfrica.


By connecting people and policymakers to those most affected by U.S. foreign policy, and by encouraging Afro-descendants to be civically active, TransAfrica works to create a more just foreign policy that reflects the values of African Americans, especially respect for human rights.

TransAfrica advocates for more just foreign policy through the engagement of African Americans and policymakers.

TransAfrica is an educational and organizing center that encourages human interest viewpoints in the U.S. foreign policy arena and advocates for justice for the people of Africa and the African Diaspora. TransAfrica creates solidarity between Americans and communities most affected by U.S. policies throughout the world. TransAfrica supports human rights, gender equity, democracy, and sustainable economic and environmental development.

TransAfrica envisions a world where Africans and people of African descent are self-reliant, socially and economically prosperous, and have equal access to a more just international system that strengthens independence and democracy.

TransAfrica Forum is a research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to global justice for the African World.



  • Mission 1
  • History 2
    • Arthur R. Ashe Foreign Policy Library 2.1
  • Advocacy and education work 3
    • Advocacy and education events 3.1
    • Free South Africa Movement 3.2
  • Organization and sStructure 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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