Every 25th May marks the celebration of African Liberation day around the world. Just as every year the Rastafarian community has scheduled events and activities to honor all the African leaders and political activists who attended the first Conference of Independent African States. It was attended by representatives of the governments of Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, The United Arab Republic (which was the federation of Egypt and Syria) and representatives of the National Liberation Front of Algeria and the Union of Cameroonian Peoples.
This conference was significant in that it represented the first Pan-African Conference held on African soil. It was also significant in that it represented the collective expression of African Peopleâ€™s disgust with the system of colonialism and imperialism, which brought so much suffering to African People. Further, it represented the collective will to see the system of colonialism permanently done away with.
One of the many Activities organized is the annual African Liberation March through the streets of Roseau and will conclude at the Harlem Plaza with a closing ceremony. One of the other activities to mark the week leading up to African Liberation Day is an art exhibition, where a few of the local Dominican Artists display their work alongside African literature, heroes, and traditions. Below are some highlight photos taken from the exhibitionâ€¦Enjoy ❗