Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting of the American Committee on Africa August 12, 1959

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, sometime after August 12, 1957
6 pages
Contents: Attendance • Weiss trip to Africa • Houser trip • Declaration of Conscience • Reorganization of National Committee • Finance report • Algeria • Resignation • September, 1956 - July, 1957 • STATEMENT OF DEFICIT • BUDGET September 1 - December 31 • Based on his trip to French and Equatorial Africa, Peter Weiss contrasted French and British colonies in terms of their economy, transportation, higher education, social legislation, and political organization. George Houser spent three weeks of his trip to Africa in Nigeria as Orientation Officer of the Experiment in International Living and reported that the experiment was successful. Gilbert Jonas reported on distribution of 10,000 reprints of Senator Kennedy's speech and 4,000 fund-raising letters signed by Donald Harrington. The minutes mention Mlle. Claude Girard, Afrique-Information, M. Houphouet-Boigny, the Rassemblement Democratique Africaine, Leopold Senghor, the Cameroons, the Prime Minister of Senegal, the Council of Ministers of French Guinea, the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Ivory Coast, AFRICA TODAY, Institute of African-American Relations (IAAR), the Nigerian Constitution Conference in London, the Declaration of Human Rights, the Freedom Charter, Mrs. Roosevelt, the world campaign against apartheid, Dean Pike, Dr. Martin Luther King, A.J. Muste, the American Forum for Socialist Education, the John Gunther ACOA appeal letter, George Edmund Hayes, Sidney Hertzberg, Keith Irvine, Elizabeth Landis, Elliott Newcomb, Bayard Rustin, William X. Scheinman, William Sorsby, Phyllis Susskind, Robert Trentlyon, Dale Harrison, and  Rev. John Considine. 
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections