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Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

2301 Harrison St. #205

San Francisco, California 94110

United States

Company Description

SNCC is an independent organization. We work with local citizens and groups in an attempt to initiate direct action and voter registration programs. SNCC does not speak for the movement, for no one does, and no one can. But SNCC is working in the South in ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Teacher

San Francisco State University

Co-Founder of the Atlanta Chapter

Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations

Affiliations

Member
African-American Master Artists

Co-Founder
Black Arts Movement

Member
Umbra Cuscinetti, Incorporated

Founder
Afro World

Educator, Poet and Member
SNCC Legacy Project

Education

Dayton Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School

San Francisco State College

Boston MA

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Kuumba Series - Askia Toure, ...

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Kuumba Series - Askia Toure, Poet

Askia M. Toure is one of the pioneers of the Black Arts/Black Aesthetics movement and the Africana Studies movement. Toure', a modern renaissance man, is also a political activist, having served with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee's Atlanta Project; and is a co-author of SNCC's "Black Power Position Paper" (featured in the New York Times)s, which influenced the movement of the Civil Rights Movement towards the Black Power revolution. In 1967-68, in both the San Francisco Black community, and at San Francisco State University, Mr. Toure taught African history in the first Africana Studies program located at a majority university.
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Additionally, as an educational activist, Mr. Toure' was an organizer of the historic Nile Valley Conference (which spearheaded the movement to restore the Nile Valley as the source of Western Civilization) at Morehouse College in 1984, and was a co-founder of the Atlanta Chapter of the Assoc. for the Study of Classical African Civilizations in 1986. In the field of literature, Mr. Toure' is a co-founding Architect of the eminent Black Arts Movement which revolutionized African American literature with the creation of an ethnic-based Aesthetic. An internationally published poet, he is featured in a host of anthologies, and is the author of five books, including "From the Pyramids to the Projects," winner of the 1989 American Book Award for Literature. Internationally, his work is published in reviews in France, Italy, India, and in the Peoples Republic of China. In 1996, Askia Toure' was awarded the prestigeous Gwendolyn Brooks Lifetime Achievement award from theGwendolyn Brooks Institute in Chicago. His most recent volume, "Dawnsong!


Askia Toure, Poet | Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC)

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Askia Toure, Poet

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Askia Toure, Poet
Askia M. Toure is one of the pioneers of the Black Arts/Black Aesthetics movement and the Africana Studies movement. Toure', a modern renaissance man, is also a political activist, having served with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee's Atlanta Project; and is a co-author of SNCC's "Black Power Position Paper" (featured in the New York Times)s, which influenced the movement of the Civil Rights Movement towards the Black Power revolution.
In 1967-68, in both the San Francisco Black community, and at San Francisco State University, Mr. Toure taught African history in the first Africana Studies program located at a majority university.
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Additionally, as an educational activist, Mr. Toure' was an organizer of the historic Nile Valley Conference (which spearheaded the movement to restore the Nile Valley as the source of Western Civilization) at Morehouse College in 1984, and was a co-founder of the Atlanta Chapter of the Assoc. for the Study of Classical African Civilizations in 1986. In the field of literature, Mr. Toure' is a co-founding Architect of the eminent Black Arts Movement which revolutionized African American literature with the creation of an ethnic-based Aesthetic. An internationally published poet, he is featured in a host of anthologies, and is the author of five books, including "From the Pyramids to the Projects," winner of the 1989 American Book Award for Literature. Internationally, his work is published in reviews in France, Italy, India, and in the Peoples Republic of China. In 1996, Askia Toure' was awarded the prestigeous Gwendolyn Brooks Lifetime Achievement award from theGwendolyn Brooks Institute in Chicago. His most recent volume, "Dawnsong!


Askia M. Touré is a former ...

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Askia M. Touré is a former member of the Umbra writers group and a cofounder of the Black Arts Movement. He taught in the first Black Studies program at San Francisco State University in 1968. He was Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist and a cowriter of the 1966 SNCC Black Power Position Paper, which helped transform SNCC into a Black Power organization. He is the author of eight volumes of poetry and the winner of the 1989 American Book Award for "From the Pyramids to the Projects. He received the Stephen Henderson Poetry Award from the African-American Literature and Culture Society in 2003 for "Dawnsong! He served as feature writer for "Liberator Magazine," editor-at-large for the "Journal of Black Poetry," contributing editor to "Black Dialogue," and editor of "Black Star. Touré resides in Boston, and is a member of African-American Master Artists in Residence at Northeastern University.


Rudy Interviews Askia Touré

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Books by Askia M. Touré

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Askia: The BAM rested upon the basic foundations of what Dr. Du Bois, Henry Highland Garnet, and Martin R. Delany defined as a "Nation-within-a-Nation.
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Askia: How can there be a "neo-BAM" when most people putting these immature attitudes forward, haven't studied the seminal writings, developed the deep self-discipline, and made the overall spiritual dedication, and self-sacrifice , to our people and Ancestors, that necessitates creating a Cultural Revolution, and leading a revolutionary life?
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Askia: One critically important thing that has failed to be mentioned.
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Askia: In the late '70s/early '80s, the United States suffered a major recession, plus international conflict with Iran.
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Askia: As for the Movement's weaknesses, as far as I'm concerned, being young and inexperienced, we failed to thoroughly train the masses of the people to totally claim ownership of the Movement.
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Askia: The leading theoretical and ideological journals of the Black Arts Cultural Revolution were the revolutionary journals:
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Askia: Black Studies had to be co-opted-and sold out!
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Askia: Certainly.
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Askia: We, the BAM, were the Archetype, Role Model, the massive Senior Movement, the Foundation upon which Asante & others could build from.
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We are the Elder Griots who helped develop the East Coast Climate, and Example(s)-Sonia, Amiri, Askia, the Last Poets-for the rising new, hip-hop Generation.
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Askia: My early poems three of which you mentioned, were the examples of a growing Vision which sought to embrace the immediate Slave past, and integrate it into an Overview which would embrace Ancient & Pre-colonial Africa, the Maafa of chattel slavery, and the continuing effort to become a Free People once again, developing an identity based upon a somewhat fragmented, "neo-African" folk-culture.
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Dawnsong!The Epic Memory of Askia Toure By Askia M. Touré.
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Askia Muhammad Touré, right alongside Amiri Baraka , Larry Neal , Sonia Sanchez, Audre Lorde, June Jordan , etc., is considered one of the principal architects of the 1960s Black Arts/Black Aesthetic movements.
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A member of the legendary Umbra Group and of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Touré has remained an activist poet of conscience throughout his years.


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Askia Toure Askia M. Toure' is one of the pioneers of the Black Arts/Black Aesthetics movement and the Africana Studies movement. Toure', a modern renaissance man, is also a political activist, having served with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee's Atlanta Project.

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