Join Emancipate NC and Mapinduzi on Saturday, May 28 at 3:30 p.m. at 804 West 5th Street in Greenville, NC for an African Liberation Day festival. The event includes guest speakers, free food, entertainment, activities for kids, local vendors, and the screening of a local film.

African Liberation Day is an international celebration to commemorate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which became the African Union (AU) in 1999. With a membership of 55 African states, the AU was created to eradicate colonization, defend African sovereignty and promote cooperation on the African continent. 

For too long the continent of Africa and the people of the African diaspora have been oppressed by colonial and neocolonial forces seeking to exploit them for resources and labor and to establish and maintain racist global systems. This holiday celebrates African culture, identity, and the expulsion of major European forces from Africa.