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 a heart-cry for the right of self-determination; it 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. The brochure says the American Committee on Africa was formed to interpret the meaning of African events to the American people; to urge the United States 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; to be of service to African people through African students in this country and through educational or service projects in Africa. The brochure says through a Project Fund thousands of dollars have been raised 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 includes quotes by Chester Bowles and Dag Hammarskjold. The pamphlet discusses Mau Mau, white settlers, British rule, Somaliland, apartheid, independence, the publication of Africa Today, pamphlets, the Communist danger, the Speakers Bureau, and the United States 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