Female Educators in the Pan-African Movement
Looks at the role of female educators in the Pan-African movement as educational emancipators.
# 147269 | 1,130 words | 6 sources | MLA | 1999 |
Published on Mar 07, 2011 in Ethnic Studies (Africa) , African-American Studies (Historical Figures) , African-American Studies (Black Philosophy) , Women Studies (Historical Figures)
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This paper explains that, in the Pan-African Movement, black women have stood beside black men to combat the indoctrination of the race by Western and European ideals. Next, the author examines the method of educational adaptation, used by these colonizers, which nonetheless was similar to the controversial model of the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington. The paper details the work of African-American female educators, such as Adelaide Casely Hayford, who sought to free the Africans spiritually and teach them skills to be more self-reliant, unlike the colonizers who used education to keep Africans in their place.
From the Paper:"Though Hayford encountered numerous obstacles while trying to secure funds for her dream, she never gave up. Facing too much opposition from members of the elite, Creole Freetown community, Hayford traveled to the United States to find financial backing. It is important to note that while in the West, Hayford never compromised her pride in her African heritage and wore African clothing everywhere she traveled; as well as displayed African arts and crafts.
"Financially the trip was not a success with Hayford being unable to raise enough money. Still, much can be said about her commitment to cultural nationalism."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cromwell, Adelaide M. An African Victorian Feminist Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford 1868-1960. London: Frank Cass & Co., 1986.
- Esedebe, P. Olisanwuche. Pan-Africanism The Idea and Movement, 1776-1991. Washington D.C.: Howard University Press, 1994.
- Jacobs, Sylvia M. "African-American Women Missionaries Confront the African Way of Life" in Women in Africa and the African Diaspora. Washington D.C.: Howard University Press, 1996.
- Jacobs, Sylvia M. "Their Special Mission: Afro-American Women as Missionaries to the Congo, 1894-1937." in Jacobs, Ed. Black Americans and the Missionary Movement in Africa.
- Marah, John Karefah. "Educational Adaptation and Pan-Africanism: Developmental Trends in Africa" in Journal of Black Studies, 1987. Vol 17, pp. 460-481.
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