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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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