[Dear Bill: I hope you received my letter of August 19, 1982 which I sent just before my trip to Mozambique …]
by Allen Isaacman, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
October 5, 1982
Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
Letter to ACAS Board members about the agenda of the next Board meeting. Allen Isaacman expresses his grief about the assassination in Mozambique of Ruth First and wounding of other friends and colleagues at the African Studies Center. The Board meeting will be held at Howard University on November 4. Ted Lockwood has agreed to house up to three people. A new co-ordinator of the newsletter is needed. Anne Schneller, who has served ACAS so well both as treasurer and co-coordinator of the newsletter, will be going to Zimbabwe this winter, and Tom Shick had agreed to take charge for the publication but now is unable to do so. Also, Isaacman explains that he is unable to continue as Executive Secretary, a task that has been both extremely taxing and rewarding. He hopes that his withdrawal will force all of us to make some hard decisions about the amount of time which we are prepared to commit to ACAS and what the organization's unique contribution can and should be.
Used by permission of several co-chairs of the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers