An Oct. 5-9, 1999, conference sponsored by
NYU's Institute for African-American Affairs.
Coverage by undergraduate journalism students.



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She sits huddled with others, girls like herself
who are vanished. Each went out of their houses
and were engulfed in a darkness that has no name.
Some are crying. Some are calling. Speaking
in strange tongues. But all, all are displaced.
This is not where they belong.
They are vanished!

- an excerpt from Rashidah Ismaili's "Missing in Action and Presumed Dead"