ASCAC Midwest Regional Conference
November 1-3, 2019

Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
Northeastern Illinois University
700 East Oakwood Blvd
Chicago, IL 60653

Conference Theme:
“Truth is a heavy weapon in the struggle for African freedom”

Join us as we continue the work of restoring the African worldview. Our theme this year is “Truth is a heavy weapon in the struggle for African freedom.” This was expressed by our ancestor Dr. Anderson Thompson (Maa Kheru) in his essay "Developing an African Historiography" featured in ASCAC's Preliminary Challenge. Dr. Thompson reminds us that the work of restoring African history is no idle vocation, but a central feature in our Pan-African struggle for freedom.

The reclamation of African history is the only means that enables a full and comprehensive understanding of the movement of African people through time and space, as our past serves to inform us of where we have been, and ultimately, where we must go. Once realized, we begin to understand why the suppression of African history has been necessary, as a people who have been torn from history become non-entities, irrelevant. Unmoored from such knowledge, we become the lump of clay, waiting for the hands of our oppressors to mold us. Thus, we begin to fully understand the depth and necessity of the intellectual war in which Drs. Anderson Thompson, Jacob H. Carruthers, John Henrik Clarke, and our other ASCAC ancestors have been engaged.

Join us this year in Chicago as we continue this struggle.

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Hotel accommodations
Chicago South Loop Hotel
11 west 26th Street
Chicago, IL 60616

For reservations call: 312-225-7000 or search for group code: ASCAC online:
Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Rates: $99 per night plus tax (double or king) Parking included, and Free Internet


ASCAC Midwest Region is calling for papers that address the conference theme in one of our four commission areas: Education, Research (African history and historiography), Creative Productions, and Spiritual Development. Submitters must be current members. Non-members must be recommended by a current member. The abstract submission form deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019.

Click here to submit your proposal