Communaute Africaine De La Culture

Objectives and Mission: 

ACC is the new name of the Society of African Culture (SAC), which played a key role in the drafting and dissemination of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965) and the UNESCO Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice (1978). ACC seeks to promote solidarity among African intellectuals, writers and artists of the diaspora, give prominence to the cultural and artistic expressions and intellectual production of Africa and of its diaspora and foster cooperation and intercultural dialogue for the promotion of peace.

General description: 

Successor to SAC, established in 1956, ACC has organized and supported a number of activities and has published several documents, including the review Présence Africaine. Its activities include: a conference on the Présence Africaine movement and, in particular, on its relations with early twentieth-century French intellectuals; the mounting of an exhibition on the First International Congress of Negro Writers and Artists (1956), Saint Malo, 2007; participation in the Fifth Pan-African Music Festival, Brazzaville, 2007; and participation in the “African Union/African diaspora” Regional Consultative Conference in Europe, Paris, 2007.

Country Presence: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea
South Sudan