Pan-Africanism and Nationalism

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*This course can only be taken as part of the Foundation Certificate in African History.

  • Duration:  12 weeks
  • Format: Online, with Live Lectures and Tutorials
  • Assessment: 1 x 1000-word essay

African thinkers of the 20th century made significant contributions to our understanding of humanism, human rights, citizenship, republicanism, modernity, liberation, and democracy, laying the ideological foundations for the new African states they hoped would emerge after the end of slavery and colonisation. 

Considering Black Nationalism, Négritude, African Nationalism, Pan-Africanism, and Black Consciousness, students on this course will explore the ideas that fuelled explorations in political theory on the continent and in the diaspora.

By exploring the intellectual history of the march towards nationhood on the continent and the crescendos of campaigns for civil rights in the diaspora, students will acquire the intellectual foundation necessary to engage with various aspects of the new African states and the new global Black experience of the later 20th and 21st centuries. 


Apeike Umolu is the founder of the African History Project. She is an educator and historian with over 15 years of experience supporting students in the attainment of academic excellence. Specialising in African history, she is a passionate historian and has undertaken historical studies at the University of Oxford. She researches extensively on West African political history and is working on her first book On Black Consciousness.


On successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

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    Course Features

    • Lectures 7
    • Quizzes 0
    • Duration 12 Weeks
    • Skill level All levels
    • Language English
    • Participants 34
    • Resources Yes

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