Larry Pinkney was the Keynote Speaker at the Zimbabwe Independence Day event at Coffman Union, University of Minnesota, on April 20, 1985. He spoke about the history of the independence struggles in Africa with an emphasis on Zimbabwe.

Poster contents (image below):

Independence Day

Saturday April 20, 1985

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Coffman Union, Room 351-352
(University of Minnesota)

An Afternoon of:

Speaker… Larry Pinkney

Former Black Panther Director
South California

Zimbabwe Embassy Official

Party at Night: 9 p.m.
Commonwealth Terrace Comm. Center
1250 Fifield Ave. (St. Paul Campus)

Free Admission

Sponsors: ASA, POSA, ZEO and friends

Approved For Posting
April 21 1985
Student Center Info Desk

Zimbabwe Independence Day Poster

Zimbabwe Independence Day Poster


Larry Pinkney is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show. Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.)


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