Interview with Arthur Riggins

by Arthur Riggins (interviewee), Jackie Lara (interviewer), Brianna Hogg (interviewer)
Dallas, Texas, United States
March 30, 2017
Duration: 1:27:25
Type: Interview
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Interview with Arthur Riggins, also known as Baba Ifayomi, conducted by two students at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Riggins discusses movements, being a chief, restoration of African Nationalism, African cultural, religion, Egungun society, traditional Yoruba, politics, Jim Crow, apartheid, ancestral knowledge, white people, colored people, the Niger River, proud women, slavery, an African people, the Native American tradition, call the ancestors, African art, history, the back power era, prison, Angela Davis, George Jackson, jail, prison, political Consciousness, the Autobiography of Malcolm X, the Association for the Advancement of Artists and Writers, African drums, poetry. SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), the South African Embassy in Dallas, Al Lipscomb, black culture, Catherine Gillum, Bill Stoner, the Fair Park Board of Directors, protest movement, a pavilion, white South Africans, Afrikaners, a picket line, the state fair, educating people, the Uhuru Center, the African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC), demonstrations supporting African liberation movements, FRELIMO, ZANU, the Congo, colonialism, an international boycott of Gulf Oil, music, Gil Scott-Heron, a protest era, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), the Brown Berets, capitalism, corporate America, Exxon, Mobil Oil, police, oppression, resistance, racism, pass books, democracy, pan Africanism, natural resources, the cultural nationalist idea, the black community, single member districts, the Mexican community, integration, black nationalist, ideological differences, the struggle, revolution, reclaiming nature, health care, guns, Western society, activism, monopoly capitalism, imperialism, and revolutionary struggle.

Used by permission of Arthur Riggins, Jackie Lara, and Brianna Hogg.