[Dear Ambassador Goldberg, Our delegation appreciated the time you gave us to discuss American policy toward southern Africa.]

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 20, 1965
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
5 pages
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Copy of a letter to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Arthur Goldberg after a meeting with Peter Weiss, Mason Sears, Elizabeth Landis, Wendell Foster, and George Houser to discuss American policy toward southern Africa. The letter expressed appreciation for Goldber’s speech to the General Assembly about Rhodesia. While it is true that the U.S. has made increasingly strong statements in the United Nations against apartheid, they fall far short of African calls for action and fails to respond to the constant injustices inside South Africa. The letter makes eight specific policy suggestions: 1) discourage economic investments in South Africa, 2) end the South African sugar quota, 3) support the creation of a UN Fund to aid victims of apartheid, 4) grant political asylum to opponents of apartheid, 5) do not invite proponents of apartheid to the United States under government-sponsored programs, 6) assign qualified Negro personnel to some U.S. government posts in South Africa, 7) refuse to support para-military equipment to South Africa, and. 8) explore giving substantial aid to the High Commission Territories of Basutoland, Swaziland, and Bechuanaland, so they will not be completely at the economic mercy of South Africa.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections