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Amilcar Cabral "Weapon of Theory" Commemoration

  • Chokwe Lumumba Center 939 W. Capitol St. Jackson, MS 39203 United States of America (map)

On January 6, 1966, Amilcar Cabral, the chairman of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde, known in Portuguese as the PAIGC, gave one of the most critical theoretical presentations on the theory of self-determination and national liberation, particularly as it related to the African continent in the 20th century, in Havana, Cuba at the 1st Tri-Continental Conference of the Peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The presentation was called, "The Weapon of Theory", and it changed the course of struggle throughout African and became a guiding light in the Black Liberation Struggle inside the territory now called the United States. To read the "Weapon of Theory" please see

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of this critical work and its contribution towards the liberation of African people and all humanity, Cooperation Jackson is hosting its first Thursday Night Film showing in his honor on January 28th, 2016 at 6 pm at the Chokwe Lumumba Center located at 939 W. Capitol Streeet, Jackson, MS 39203. We are asking for a $5 donation for the film showing. 

We will be showing a documentary film on "Amilcar Cabral", from the "African Leaders" series featuring Cabral and Frantz Fanon.