Kwame K. Afoh, human rights leader, education advocate and head of the Pan Afrikan Nationalists of South Florida, succumbed to cancer on Sunday, Oct, 24. Afoh died at Broward General Medical Center’s hospice unit. He was 66.
Afoh was involved in countless human rights campaigns in South Florida. These include the anti-Iraq war effort; property rights for poor people whose land was seized for development; racial discrimination in the city of Fort Lauderdale; and the 2000 Presidential election re-count.
He was also one of the first supporters of Citizens Concerned About Our Children (CCC) a group which successfully sued the Broward School District for equitable resources and conditions in predominantly black public schools.
"Broward has lost a son; all people of color a champion and those of us honored to know the man, a friend," said Levi Williams, the attorney who represented CCC in the case against the school district.
A teacher in the Broward School District, Afoh was also a Kwanzaa expert and public speaker on various African cultures. He is survived by a host of family and friends. Services are pending.
Pictured: Kwame K. Afoh