Pan-African Skills Project collection,

Title
Pan-African Skills Project collection, 1970-1981.
Author
Davis, Irving, 1937-1981.
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box 1Mixed materialNo restrictionsUse in librarySc MG 640 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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.4 lin. ft. (1 archival box)
Source (note)
  • Conteh Davis
Biography (note)
  • Irving Davis (1937-1981), an activist during the 1960s and 1970s, conceived and founded the Pan-African Skills Project (PASP), based on Pan-African/Black Nationalist philosophies. The main aim of PASP was to send skilled African Americans to work in newly independent African nations to assist with their development programs. Started as a project of the Africa Commission of the National Committee of Black Churchmen, within a few years of its inception it was mutually agreed that PASP should be an independent organization.
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Sc MG 640
Author
Davis, Irving, 1937-1981.
Title
Pan-African Skills Project collection, 1970-1981.
Summary
The Irving Davis/Pan-African Skills Project collection consists of a memorial program for Irving Davis, proposals and policies of PASP, and correspondence relating to the Project, 1970-1981. There are also flyers documenting PASP's projects and fundraisers.
Biography
Irving Davis (1937-1981), an activist during the 1960s and 1970s, conceived and founded the Pan-African Skills Project (PASP), based on Pan-African/Black Nationalist philosophies. The main aim of PASP was to send skilled African Americans to work in newly independent African nations to assist with their development programs. Started as a project of the Africa Commission of the National Committee of Black Churchmen, within a few years of its inception it was mutually agreed that PASP should be an independent organization.
PASP projects included the sponsorship of the Economic Development and African-Afro-American Relations conference in 1971 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The conference provided a platform for Afro-American and African churchmen to discuss Black/African theology, education, economic development and trans-continental relations. The proceedings of the conference can be found in the book "Black Faith and Black Solidarity".
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Sc MG 640
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