FROLINAN HISTORICAL CONCEPTION AND OVERVIEW| Updated 01-28-2013
FROLINAN HISTORICAL CONCEPTION AND OVERVIEW
We accept all aspects of our history from the beginning of civilization on the Afrikan continent,to the present stages of technological development of Afrikan nation-states, and the continuedstruggle of Afrikan people throughout the world against tyranny and imperialist oppression.With this conception of history, we view the material basis in which history evolved to itspresent and ongoing developing modes of history; as Afrikan people relate and interrelate withone another, other people of color in the Third World, and the European races. Thisunderstanding and materialist outlook of history, notes that dialectically, our present conditionand struggle is based on our past experiences in a continuing development of an Afrikan history.The New Afrikan experience in America is not separate from the Afrikan experience on thecontinent, rather, they are linked in a chain of events which imposes socioeconomic, political andhistorical realities encompassing the criteria by which New Afrikan struggle for independencemust be developed.
We call ourselves New Afrikan
because of the degree of force breeding and miscegenation weas a people have suffered, as well the cultural imperialism and the psychological plunder and rape of our affinity to Afrika - stripping away our Afrikan language, art and world, outlook, and national oppression, which in our efforts to combat have created a national heritage rich inresistance based on two ideals of integration and/or separation. These experiences which left usstripped of our Afrikanist perspective despite miscegenation and cultural imperialism,encompassing those experiences into an Afrikan national heritage in Diaspora, creating the New Afrikan Independence Movement.
This conception of history in a dialectical materialist perspective provides the means toformulate a program and strategy to conquer racist oppression and national subjugation,utilizing, the truth of our entire history as a guide to enlighten our practice.
For instance, interms of a (foreign) policy of Afrikan intercommunalism with our people on the Afrikancontinent, it is essential to know what our relationship had been in history -providing asubstantial foundation to develop principled relations today... For New Afrikans, it is importantto know that slavery did not begin as an American phenomenon, but rather, American chattelslavery of Afrikans is a direct outgrowth of Afrikans enslaving Afrikans on the Afrikancontinent. Many of our ancestors had been enslaved by Afrikans due to internecine struggles,border wars of territorial imperative- amongst tribes and wars of aggression between Afrikannation-states. The prisoner of wars, and/or because of denture, were placed in bondage, and oftensold or traded. When the Europeans (Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, British, etc.) made contact