Resolutions of the National Congress of British West Africa

(1920)

Explanation and Analysis of the Document

The NCBWA's resolutions, composed during the interwar years of the colonial period, constituted a vision of the African elite across British West Africa. The document is divided into eight sections, each listing a number of resolutions; the full text contains eighty-three resolutions.

“Legislative (Including Municipal) Reforms and the Granting of the Franchise and Administrative Reforms with Particular Reference to Equal Rights and Opportunities”

Under British rule, African subjects were allowed to participate in their own governance only in a...

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Marcus Garvery, who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association, with branches in West Africa (Library of Congress)

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