THEY SHALL BE FREE

The Program and Purpose of the AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AFRICA
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, 1957?
3 pages
Brochure with the program and purposes of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA). The brochure says Africa's revolution is the eruption of discontent from a hundred million Africans who live under British, French, Belgian, Portuguese, or Spanish rule. No matter how great the contributions of Europeans, Africans want freedom. ACOA was formed to interpret African events to the American people; to urge the U.S. government to implement its policy of supporting the right of all people to self-government; to work through the United Nations to help achieve these ends; and to be of service to African people (through both African students in the U.S. and projects in Africa). Thousands of dollars have been raised through a Project Fund to further democratic education in Africa - to support schools opposed to apartheid (segregation) in South Africa and to help fundamental village education in the Gold Coast. The Project Fund plans to aid co-operatives, trade unions, schools, and village health programs. The brochure quotes Chester Bowles and Dag Hammarskjold. The pamphlet mentions Mau Mau, white settlers, British rule, Somaliland, apartheid, independence, the publication of Africa Today, pamphlets, the Communist danger, the Speakers Bureau, and the U.S. House of Representatives. MEMBERSHIP • FINANCES • EXECUTIVE BOARD • NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD • STAFF
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections