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Malcolm X Speaks

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Recently we stumbled across a couple of unmarked reels that turned out to contain Malcolm X speeches and interviews! Ranging from his time as a Minister in the Nation of Islam to a couple months before his death in February 1965, these reels offered a wonderful opportunity to hear Malcolm at different points in his political development. We chose these clips because of how directly and concisely he links African liberation and colonialism with racism and the liberation of African-Americans in the United States. Check out our entire Malcolm X collection here.

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The Quarterly Journal of Revolutionary Afroamerica

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Since our last post we’ve been hard at work and we’re excited to announce the completion of nine fully digitized Soulbooks! Soulbook was a periodical beginning in 1964 that featured essays, poems, reflections, cartoons, and other artistic works intended to further the liberation of Black peoples. Internationalist in scope, major topics of focus included jazz, poetry, economics and anti-imperialism. Some of the most interesting writers, poets and artists of the Black Arts Movement contributed to Soulbook and for those interested in the cultural side of the Black Liberation Movement, these are must sees! Click here for our collection.


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Mabel Williams Presente!

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We are very saddened mabel williamsto learn of the passing of Mabel Williams, the legendary African-American activist, who, with her husband Robert F. Williams, fought for and carried out the right of armed self-defense against the vicious attacks of the Ku Klux Klan, militantly represented the liberation struggle of her people during exile in Cuba, China, and Africa, and continued her active lifelong engagement in social justice struggles upon their return to the US. Although often overshadowed by her husband, Mabel Williams has made lifelong contributions in her own right and this needs to be recognized and celebrated.We’ve had the good fortune to work closely with Mabel on several documentaries and events, and we’re honored to present audio and video clips in special tribute. (http://www.freedomarchives.org/Mabel.html) Our thoughts and support is with the Williams family.

Rest in Power Mabel Williams
Services for Mabel Williams will be held in Detroit and Monroe, NC:
In Detroit services will be held Friday April 25th at Saint Paul AME Church – Family Hour from 2-2:30 and the Funeral will be at 2:30pm.

In Monroe – The viewing will be at the Harris Funeral Home – Sunday April 27th 12-7pm and the Internment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery – Monday April 28th at 11am.

Freedom Archives Excited to Launch New African Liberation Movements Collection

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africa general resourcesThe Freedom Archives is excited to announce the availability of our newest collection, African Liberation Movements. This collection includes hundreds of original publications, solidarity materials, pamphlets, periodicals and images that chart the evolution of various African Liberation Movements throughout the modern era. This collection is an incredible opportunity to experience African Liberation through narrative, theory and reportage.

Some highlights include materials focusing on the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe (Chimurenga), a wealth of anti-Apartheid materials from various organizations and materials dealing with the role of women, both during independence struggles as well as during periods of national reconstruction.  Our collection also contains writings and publications from the Eritrean Liberation Front (ELPF), the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), the Congolese National Liberation Front (FLNC), the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and hundreds more documents spanning a dozen African countries. This is an expansive collection that offers a unique view into the history, philosophy and discourse of African Liberation, Pan-Africanism, anti-imperialism and Black Consciousness.

Many of these documents have been digitized and the entire catalogue can be viewed online at:


We hope you benefit from this newest addition to the story of resistance, justice, struggle and liberation at Freedom Archives.

If you think that you have materials that would complement or strengthen this collection and would like to donate these items or have any comments or questions about the work we do, please email us at info@freedomarchives.org


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