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Founded in 1968, A.B.L.E. has promoted cultural awareness in the Knox and Galesburg communities by raising issues that impact people of African descent. A.B.L.E. addresses issues unique to African Americans and the interaction between races. The group also serves as an added support service for the diverse student body at Knox College.
Organizing events for Black History Month is one of A.B.L.E.'S most important activities. Black History Month events have featured:
A.B.L.E. has been a long-standing establishment at Knox and looks forward to serving the community for many years to come.
The impact of systemic racism also requires that we change ourselves and create a new Knox that truly promotes equity and justice. The responsibility for change lies primarily with those of us who have benefited from the systemic advantages that are the outcomes of systemic racism.
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