Almost two years ago, my book about the Republic of New Africa (RNA) came out entitled "How Social Movements Die: Repression and Demobilization of the Republic of New Africa. In the book, I attempted to strike a balance between theory and social science versus simply telling the story of the RNA. Unfortunately, I had to leave a lot of information out of the book and some of the details that were otherwise fascinating were eliminated. In this series, I revisit the archive and present the material 50 years later. Enjoy.
Toward the 1st Legislative Assembly
- there should be a roll call and active participation should be limited to delegates who attended the Detroit Convention, however, names of other persons who have a commitment to separation and truly wish to help should be taken and these people should be encouraged to come to Chicago, where, I am sure, we will certainly vote to admit some of these persons to the National Council;
- the national government will receive its revenue like any other government -- through taxes, bonds, notes, and gifts -- however, the Caucus should agree on dues for its own members to finance the operations and programs of the Caucus.
- Roll Call
- Explanation of Caucus and Guidelines by Caucus Chairman
- Organization of Caucus
- Election of Vice Chairman, First and Second Secretaries, Treasurer and Financial Security
- Setting of Regular Meeting Date, Hour and Place
- Report on "Certificates"
- Plans for First Public Program by Caucus (Rally, Culture Show, ttc. before May 30, if possible, to sell certificates, raise funds, inform public)
- Proposal for Chicago Session of National Council
- Organization of Travel to Chicago (Renting Bus, Car Pool, etc.)