University of Idaho to Hold Virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address
January 20, 2021
MOSCOW, Idaho — Jan. 20, 2021 — Edward Onaci, associate professor of history and African American and Africana studies at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, will present the University of Idaho’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Keynote Address at 5 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, Jan. 21, via Zoom.
Onaci will present “Free the Land! The New Afrikan Independence Movement (NAIM) and the Biographical Consequences of Social Movement Activism.” NAIM originated in 1968 as a political response to racial oppression in the United States.
“Dr. Onaci will share how his findings align with Dr. King’s vision on working toward an equitable society for all communities, specifically our African American and Black communities,” said Jesse Martinez, director of U of I’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Onaci is author of the book “Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State.”
Office of Multicultural Affairs Director
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