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As of March 29, 2006, the Global Mappings
political atlas web site will be closed.
Thank you for your participation in
the 2001-2006 pilot project.


Angela Davis speaks at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, 1974.
Bettman/Corbis, used with permission.

This interactive website is the culmination of a two-and-a-half-year partnership between faculty, graduate students and technical staff at Northwestern University to create a virtual archive housing scholarly entries that demonstrate the linkages between transnational black politics, social movements and world historical events of the twentieth century.

Chief Lapido Solanke, founder of the West African Students Union
Image from Olu Ogunbiyi/Lawrence & Wishart, used with permission.

Initiated in 1998 with funds from the Ford Foundation, it is the first undertaking of the Institute of Diasporic Studies at Northwestern University.

The Institute is the result of collaboration between Northwestern's Program of African Studies and the African-American Studies Department to generate, promote and support research on the African diaspora



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