Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Amos Wilson Conference Description

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Amos Wilson Conference Description

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Amos Wilson was a scholar/activist who heeded the call of Bolekaja, which means to come on down and fight. Wilson was born and spent his formative years in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Eventually, he earned degrees from Morehouse College and Fordham University. Amos Wilson worked as a social caseworker, supervising probation officer, psychological counselor, and as a training administrator in the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice. As an academic, Wilson taught at the City University of New York from 1981 to 1986 and at the College of New Rochelle from 1987 to 1995. Amos Wilson wrote several books including: The Developmental Psychology of the Black Child, Awakening the Natural Genius of Black Children, Understanding Black Adolescent Make Violence: Its Remediation and Prevention, The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness: Eurocentric History, Psychiatry and the Politics of White Supremacy, Black-on-Black Violence: The Psychodynamic of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination and Blueprint for Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century. His travels took him throughout the United States, to Canada and the Caribbean. Dr. Wilson's activities transcended academia into the field of business, owning and operating various enterprises in the greater New York area.

This conference honors Amos Wilson and pours intellectual libations to the tradition that he bequeathed to Africans throughout the diaspora. …

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