The WADU Pledge

Africa is Immortal, Invincible, Like the sun, Will Rise with her people, ASE (Dr. John H. Clarke)


Honorable Marcus Garvey

As a member of WADU, its is my responsibility as an African for "redeeming our Motherland Africa from the hands of alien exploiters and found there a Government, a nation of our own, strong enough to lend protection to the members of our race scattered all over the world."


Honorable Kwame O. Nkrumah
As a member of WADU, its is my responsibility as an African to advance that "All people of African descent, whether they live in North or South America, the Caribbean or in any other part of the world are Africans and belong to the African nation."


HIM Haile Selassie I
As a member of WADU, it is my responsibility as an African to advance "the concept of Pan Africanism as the best method of resolving African problems and of further strengthening African independence and unity."


Malcolm Omowale X
As a member of WADU, it is my responsibility as an African to "unite everyone in the Western Hemisphere (Diaspora) of African descent into one united force... with our brothers on the motherland, on the continent of Africa."


Dr. John Henrik Clarke
As a member of WADU, it is my responsibility as an African to "complete the liberation of Africa and free Africa from dependency, we must extend the base of Pan Africanism into a concept of an African World Union. This should be the mission of the present generation of Africans."

Africa is Immortal, Invincible, Like the sun, Will Rise with her people, ASE (Dr. John H. Clarke)



KEY WADU FOUNDERS, EXECUTIVE MEMBERS & EXECUTIVE SUPPORT


Greetings from the President
His Excellency Dudley Thompson
‘Living Legend’
I greet you with peace and love at a time never before to usher in African power in the world. I am truly delighted, thankful and grateful to those like you who have accepted the awesome and historic responsibility of leading and supporting WADU and the overall Pan African Movement in whatever capacity. As you may know, since my election as your President, I have been diligently engaged in promoting WADU far and wide. I have spoken in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the United States. To maintain the momentum of WADU and regain the power of Pan Africanism, I am proposing that we stop agonizing and start organizing to put a final stop to racism, neo-colonialism and oppression of all people, globally. Let me conclude now by stressing that no longer do we need to feel forgotten or isolated. WADU has reached out to embrace you in a global system to reawaken the spirit of our fathers and mothers who fought successfully to throw off the worse of slavery, racism and injustice. In your support lies our strength.

Born in Panama, Baba Dudley was a participant of the 5th Pan African Congress with those like Kwame Nkrumah, Amy Garvey, and WEB Dubois and fought African freedom across the globe. He was an Attorney for President Jomo Kenyatta during the Mau Mau revolution, a former Minister and Ambassador to numerous African nations from Jamaica and one of the foremost and most highly respected Pan Africanists today.


Dr. Ndugu T’Ofori-Atta,
Chair/High Council of Elders
WADU Co-Founder - A Pan African Theologian & Activist since the 1950’s. A Dr. Martin Luther King Fellow and fellow student with Dr. King, he has worked with Dr. Vincent Harding, Dr. Walter Rodney, Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. Kofi Opare Opoku and other key leaders across the African world for African liberation and unification.


Dr. Leonard Kweku Jeffries
Vice President
WADU-Co-founder - A Key Pan African scholar activist who worked with Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Malauna Karenga, Dr. Cheik Anta Diop and others to promote Pan African culture in the world.


Baba Elombe Brath
(Patrice Lumumba Coalition (PLC/December the 12th Movement)
WADU Co-Founder is a premier Pan Africanist and one of the most principled Black Nationalist and Internationalist of all times. Elombe worked directly with Freedom Fighters and leaders in Africa, and across the world.


Dr. Shelby Lewis
Pan African Scholar & Activist
Dr. Lewis served as an Africana scholar and administrator at the historic Atlanta University Complex (AUC). A consultant for many African development projects in Africa and the Diaspora. She also worked with organizations such as the 1960’s Institute of the Black World (IBW) and TransAfrica & the Constituency for Africa.


Prof. James Small
(OAAU/ASCAC)
Helped to initiate the cultural movement of the 1970’s with Dr. Ben Jochannan, Dr. John Henrik Clarke and other leading Pan Africanists. A member of the African priesthood, he is also spearheading economic development projects, business and investments in Africa.


Dr. Joyce King
(Scholar/Pan Africanist)
Dr. King is a leading Pan Africanist scholar and activist on African Re-education and re-socialization. Dr. King worked with Dr. Asa Hilliard for years and has traveled the world promoting Pan African education.


Baba Mukasa Dada W. Ricks
(AAPRP & SNCC)
Baba Mukasa initiated the Black Power Movement with Kwame Ture during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other leaders of the SCLC.


Dr. Andy Kweku Thompson
(ASCAC/UNIA)
Baba Andy is a key leader in the Pan African movement building and promoting Pan African institutions and education.


Nana Yaa Dorothy Lewis
(NCOBRA/GAC)
Co-Founder of NCOBRA, for decades Yaa Lewis has been at the cutting-edge fighting promoting and building the Reparations Movement with other organizations across the world.


Nana Yaa Farika Berhane
(Rastafari/Maroons/UNIA)
Yaa Farika was a key participant of the 6th Pan African Congress and a U.S. organizer for the 7th Pan African Congress. She also served with Dr. Walter Rodney in Jamaica promoting Pan African thoughts and practice in the Caribbean. She oversaw the formal launching of WADU in July 2007 with Baba Dudley, Elombe Brath and Dr. Leonard Jeffries in Jamaica.


Nana Dr. Niara Sudarkasa
(Pan African Scholar/Activist)
A former President of Lincoln University, Dr. Niara played a key role as a Pan Africanist supporting the African liberation and freedom struggles in the U.S., the Caribbean and in Africa.


Minister Akbar Muhammad
(Nation of Islam)
Baba Akbar is the Nation of Islam (NOI) ambassador to Africa. A leading Pan Africanist who worked with Malcolm X, he has traveled widely across Africa promoting business, trade and Africa-African Diaspora relations.


Baba Joe Beasley
(Africa Ascension/RainbowPush Coalition)
A leading Civil Rights leader with NAACP, SCLC, Concerned Black Clergy of Atlanta and others, Baba Beasley is now engaged promoting the economic development and human rights of Africans worldwide.


Dr. Julius Garvey, M.D.
(UNIA/ACL)
Dr. Garvey is a leading figure in the Pan African Movement working with WADU, the AU, the African American Unity Caucus in Washington, DC and UNIA/ACL.


Dr. Molefi K. Asante
(Afro-Centric Scholar/Activist)
Dr. Asante is a world scholar who has played a key role in African-African Diaspora Intellectual Conferences linking the African Union leaders with those of the African Diaspora to push for the integration and unification of African people.


Baba John Watusi Branch (APT)
(Pan African Institution Builder/Businessman)
Baba Watusi is a key Pan African organizer, builder and business leader for African people. He has traveled extensively across Africa building economic, political and cultural links to strengthen Africa-Diaspora relations. Also, for decades he has worked closely with Dr. Malauna Karenga to promote Kwanzaa.



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Mama Oyah (AAPRP)

Mama Oyah is the Secretariat Administrator for WADU. She is an ultimate community organizer and a leader on issues regarding Pan Africanism, youth, women and economic empowerment.

Mama Anna Swanston (UNIA/ASCAC)
Mama Anna is a member of WADU High Council of Elders and administrative supporter. A former Secretary for Dr. John Henrik Clarke, she is also an organizer, administrator and the author of several books.

MGANGA (Minister) P.D. Menelik, Secretary General
Minister Menelik of the RHAW Pan African Ministries (PAM) has worked under the leadership of Kwame Ture, Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker and Rev. Dr. Ndugu T’Ofori-Atta. Also, he was advised by both Elombe Brath and Dr. John H. Clarke on key Africa policy issues while serving as a National Coordinator for the American Committee on Africa (ACOA/RAN) on issues such as the Nigerian Democracy Movement, Debt Cancellation, Development Assistance for Africa, Africa Trade & Investments, etc.