American Society and the African American Foreign Policy Lobby Constraints and Opportunities

  title={American Society and the African American Foreign Policy Lobby Constraints and Opportunities},
  author={David A. Dickson},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={139 - 151}
  • D. A. Dickson
  • Published 1 November 1996
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Black Studies
African American efforts to internationalize their ethnicity and influence U.S. governmental behavior toward the global Black diaspora have historical roots. This quest received an impetus during the 1960s and 1970s as Black racial consciousness grew and as efforts to create an organizational mechanism for its expression on the international stage picked up momentum. In 1977, TransAfrica, the first legally mandated African American foreign policy lobby devoted exclusively to Black diaspora… 

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