PREAMBLE, FROM THE FIRST VERSION OF THE B.A.C. CONSTITUTION:
WE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT POPULATION OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT CARBONDALE, ESTABLISH THE BLACK AFFAIRS COUNCIL AND ENACT THIS CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO COORDINATE THE CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
This is an image of the Sankofa bird.
Sankofa means to look back in order to go forward.
We as African-Americans must understand where we have come from, in order to know where we want to go and where we ought to be, not only in life, but as a people.