What is the future of Africa?

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,
2 min readMar 13, 2021


When I was a young girl,

I dreamed of Africa … and when I was a young woman —

I went…

I lived in Julius Nyerere’s #Tanzania;
He was one of Africa’s boldest visionary #leaders.
I witnessed his #dream of socio-economic justice for all …
Truly a dream deferred for Africa — and her diaspora

I left.

I returned decades later with my daughter who is African and her daughter who is American

I wanted my 6-year-old grand-daughter to know–not dream of Africa

I wanted her to tell her own stories

Of beautiful children, strong men, and empowered #women

Join me on March 20th as we continue to share our stories of #Africa and our #dreams for her future. Registration link http://bit.ly/AfricaRole

When I was a young girl,
I dreamed of Africa …

— Published on March 13, 2021

Originally published at https://thriveglobal.com.

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.d.,

JoAnn Rolle, Ph.D., Dean of Business at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York (CUNY) is an economist and international keynote speaker.