Dr. Walter Rodney of Guyana became a leading African and Caribbean historian during the 1960s and 1970s. He was assassinated in Guyana in June 1980., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Event: Detroit Marxism Class on "How Europe Underdevelped Africa," Chapter 3, Sec. 1
Author: Walter Rodney (1942-1980)
Location: 5920 Second Avenue at Antoinette, North of the WSU Campus
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 5:00-7:00pm
Facilitator: Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor of the Pan-African News Wire
Sponsor: Workers World Party and the Harriet Tubman School
Detroit Marxism Class to Review Walter Rodney's Classic Work on "How Europe Underdeveloped Africa," Chapter 3, Section 1
The Detroit Marxism Class series continues with the study of an important and relevant work on the historical role of Africa in world history. Walter Rodney, who taught for years at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, published this book in 1972.
As the U.S. government and ruling class intensifies its intervention in Africa with wars of economic penetration, aggression and occupation in Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe and other states, it is essential that activists and students of modern life be grounded in the actual historical evolution of the relationship between the African continent and world imperialism.
We will read and discuss Chapter 3, section 1 of this groundbreaking study. Materials for the class will be available at the session.
Admission is free and open to the general public.