Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

National Conference on African/black Psychology: The Life & Work of Dr. Amos N. Wilson, October 14-15, 2011

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

National Conference on African/black Psychology: The Life & Work of Dr. Amos N. Wilson, October 14-15, 2011

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The second National Conference on African/Black Psychology is dedicated to the life's work of Amos N. Wilson. Wilson was a scholar/activist who heeded the call of Bolekaja, which means to come on down and fight. Wilson wrote several books including: The Developmental Psychology of the Black Child (NY: Africana Research Publications, 1978), The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy (NY: Afrikan World Info Systems, 1993), Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children (NY: Afrikan World Info Systems, 1992), Black-on-Black Violence: The Psychodynamic of Black Self Annihilation in Service of White Domination (NY: Afrikan World Info Systems, 1990), Understanding Black Male Adolescent Violence: Its Prevention and Remediation (NY: Afrikan World Info Systems, 1992), and Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century (NY: Afrikan World Info Systems, 1998).

Given his unwavering commitment and dedication to a psychology of liberation for African people, Wilson centered his focus on psycho-historical and social analysis that sought to not only interpret and understand Africana realities under Western oppression, but to ultimately change them. …

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