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

program.

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.