TO: Members of the unofficial Commission on Angola

by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
December 21, 1961
2 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
The memorandum says this is the brief memorandum which it was suggested that I might send to y-ou about my thoughts on my trip to the Congo and Angola. The memorandum says I will have as a very important part of my mission to arrange for the receiving and distribution and the administration of medicines and drugs which will come from the United States and be sent into Angola; the machinery for this will have to be worked out with doctors in Leopoldville and with leaders of the Angolan people. The memorandum says the second major area will be in Angola itself; at the moment it looks as if it will work out for me to go in accompanied by several Angolans. The memorandum says I'll be glad for any comments that you may have on this brief outline of my mission, or any suggestions you would have to offer of additional things I should keep my eyes open for; I hope that I will be able to leave shortly after Christmas if funds are raised tor it by then. The memorandum discusses Leopoldville, Angolan political organizations, the Mouvement Populaire pour la Liberation d'Angola (MPLA), the Union des Populations d'Angola (UPA) , the Alliance des Ressortissants de ZOMBO, the United States Embassy, agencies helping the refugees, U.S. weapons, Portuguese weapons, the destruction and the damage in the villages, illness, medical assistants and technicians, Portuguese injustice, revolt, and the common villager.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections