A rally sponsored by Grassroots has been organized to support the Black
Liberation movement and African and African-American studies.
The rally will be held today at 3 p.m. in Humanities Plaza to raise
awareness of the demise of the African and African-American Studies
Mirroring a nationwide trend, UT has made cuts in the African-American
Studies program. Also, according to Grassroots, black enrollment at UT
fails to meet court-mandated minimums.
On Saturday, Ajamu Dillahunt, a speaker from the Black Workers for Justice
and a founding member of the Black Radical Congress, will present a lecture
at 3 p.m. in Hodges Auditorium.
The lecture, entitled, "The Black Liberation Movement: Looking Ahead to the
Next Century," will examine the role of the Black Liberation Movement in
the lives of the working class African-Americans in the past and how the
movement will affect their lives in the future.
Students, faculty and community members are encouraged to attend and
support both events in an effort to work together for change.
Rally raises issues of equality
Published: Fri Nov 19, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:03 p.m.