Association of Concerned Africa Scholars

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The Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS) is a US group of Africanist academics, founded in 1978, with co-chairs from the African Studies Association (ASA) and the African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA) for at least the first ten years.[1]

It opposed the CIA's support for the Angolan Civil War and Ronald Reagan's policy towards Africa, in particular the policy of constructive engagement towards the South African regime.[1][2] In the 1990s the Association led opposition to the Boren Bill.[3]

The Association's papers are held at the African Activist Archive at Michigan State University.[4]


  1. ^ a b Wiley, David (2013). "Militarizing Africa and African Studies and the U.S. Africanist Response". African Studies Review. 55 (02): 147–161. doi:10.1353/arw.2012.0041. ISSN 0002-0206.
  2. ^ Peter Duignan; Lewis H. Gann (1987). The United States and Africa: A History. Cambridge University Press. pp. 352–. ISBN 978-0-521-33571-3. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  3. ^ William G. Martin; Michael Oliver West (1999). Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa. University of Illinois Press. pp. 116–7. ISBN 978-0-252-06780-8. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  4. ^ Association of Concerned Africa Scholars

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External links

  • Official website
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