Executive Board Meeting June 19, 1969

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after June 19, 1969
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 2. Sale of' Makonde sculpture • 3. New York Times editorial about South Africa seizing Joel Carlson's passport • 4. The Board accepted resignation of James Farmer from the Executive Board and invite him to join the National Committee along with Dr. C.B. Powell, publisher of The Amsterdam News • 5. No action taken on nominations to the Board due to lack of quorum • 6. Washington issues • 1) FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) amendment • 2) Sugar Quota • 3) Washington Workshop • 4) Washington office bank account will be moved from Riggs Bank to National Bank because of ties between Riggs and South Africa • 5) Gary Gappert suggested that ACOA make a presentation on the Portuguese question to the White House • 7. Budget and Finance Analysis • The minutes mention the decision of the Episcopal Church to withdraw their fund from a consortium of banks if the loan to South Africa is renewed, defending victims of apartheid, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, the Lenkoe case, Arthur Goldberg, Morris Abrams, Burke Marshall, Mike Davis, the House, Rep. Diggs, a foreign air carrier, hindered in their commerce and passage because of race or religion or national origin, Robert Van Lierop, American blacks, South African blacks, an ACOA Legislative Committee, Gary Busch, Elizabeth Landis, Richard Stevens, Paul Booth, Robert Browne, Arthur Waskow, Black Student Unions, Black Studies Programs, develop a constituency, movement organizations, Blyden Jackson change of responsibilities, Ben Peterson, Field Director, Peter Weiss, Lewis Carliner, Elsie Carrington, Dana Klotzel, Andew Norman, Frederick Schwarz, Janet Hooper, and Karen Whitmore.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections