Taking out revolution and internationalism at the International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY on anti-July 4th
International African Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Hundreds of people strolled leisurely around this festival, in the sweltering summer heat, listening to African music, tasting African and Caribbean delicacies, and browsing jewelry, clothing, music cd’s, and African drums, in the multi-aisled outdoor marketplace. Vendors from West Africa, Barbados, Guyana, Senegal, the U.S. and many other countries brought their wares to sell. Some people traveled from their home countries to this five day festival. It was a colorful crowd with Muslim African women in traditional dress, Rastafarians, African Americans, and people of all nationalities.
In the midst of this, revolutionaries talked to people about BAsics, Revolution newspaper and the cards featuring quotes : "American Lives Are Not More Important Than Other People’s Lives.” BAsics 5:7 and “Internationalism—The Whole World Comes First.” BAsics 5:8.