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Working People's Alliance (WPA)

Identifier: Series C

Scope and Contents

Walter Rodney was one of the most popular and acclaimed leaders in WPA, an alliance of organizations that evolved into a political party. This small series contains documents that provide an overview of how the WPA was organized and some of their political positions on such issues as elections, constitutional change, and opposition to the government of Prime Minister Forbes Burnham and his political party the Peoples National Congress (PNC). The documents in this series are mimeograph and photocopies.


  • Creation: 1960-1987
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1979

Access restrictions

Photocopying is not permitted of Walter Rodney's unpublished writing, his drafts of works that have been published, nor his lectures and lecture notes.

Photocopying is not permitted of students' papers.

Audio recordings are for research and study and no copying is permitted.

Materials with personal identification information such as social security, passport, and financial account numbers, as well as student evaluations and reference letters for students and colleagues have been isolated in Series M: Restricted Materials, and are not available for review.


From the Collection: 20 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository


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