On April 15, 1958, the first Congress of Independent African States convened in Accra Ghana. Thousands attended representing revolutionary organizations throughout Africa.
…to mark each year the onward progress of the liberation movement in Africa and to symbolize the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from foreign domination and exploitation.”
This conference was also the first Pan-African conference ever held on African soil since the birth of the Pan-African Movement in 1900. At this conference, the first “African Freedom Day” was celebrated. It was a day of unity and solidarity punctuated with political education and cultural entertainment. With the creation of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963, African Freedom Day became African Liberation Day (ALD) and has been celebrated not only in Africa but throughout the world.
Since 1976, the the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party has organized ALD in Africa, Europe, the Carribean and the U.S. And, it is in the spirit of the first African Freedom Day that A-APRP is organising the 60th anniversary of this historic occassion. It is just as important today as it was in its inception because wherever you find African people we suffer from the same conditions – racism, poverty, unemployment, capitalist exploitation, police terrorism and white supremacy.
ALD is not just an event, but a day to honor our ancestors and celebrated our ongoing resistance and organization against our oppressive conditions. It is also a day of commitment and re-commitment to the struggle to create a world based on peace and justice. Moreover, in light of the recent elections in this country, there is an urgent need to heightened our resistance and organization.
The A-APRP is calling on all African and peace-loving people to join us in celebrating African Liberation Day 2018!