The African Caribbean and Asian Society (ACAS), Sussex University, presents: A Public Meeting with speaker Explo Nani-Kofi of the African Liberation Support Campaign Network (ALISC), Thursday 19 February 2004, 6pm - 9pm Lecture Hall A1, Sussex University, Falmer, near Brighton Train from Victoria to Falmer, changing at Brighton. Sussex University is very near Falmer station Further info: [email protected] [email protected]

It happens every February. People who are passionate about the black experience are pressed into a whirlwind schedule that ends as quickly as it begins, some 28 days later. Welcome, we are told, to Black History Month. But isn't it time Black History Month (BHM) continued its evolution into a year-round celebration to ensure that any indifferent citizens can begin to understand that what we teach, preach, lecture, and conjecture about is really American history?

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