Steering Committee MINUTES November 1, 1961

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, sometime after November 1, 1961
2 pages
Contents: Attendance • 1. George Houser trip to Africa • 2. Report on Michael Scott • 3. Progress reports and projected plans • a) Tanganyika independence • b) South Africa • (1) Memo on sanctions • (2) Meeting of organizations on sanctions • (3) Speaking programs for South African leaders • (4) Declaration of Action • (5) Pamphlet on Case for Sanctions • c) Angola • (1) Public statement • (3) Commission of Inquiry • (4) Using Angola film • (5) Defense and Aid Fund • (7) Parlor gatherings around Roberto • 4. Other plans for speakers • 6. Other plans for African dignitaries or visitors • The minutes mention Hazel Gray, Mary-Louise Hooper, the West Coast, Prime Minister Julius Nyerere, Professors [Thomas] Hovet, Jr. and [Thomas] Birkenhead, Oliver Tambo, organizing unions to picket and refuse to unload South African ships, protesting the loan to South African Government by First National City Bank of New York, anniversary of Sharpeville, Africa Freedom Day, Roger Baldwin, obtaining prominent Catholic signatures for statement on Angola (e.g., James A. Farley, Basil O’Conner, Edward Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy, and Father Hesburgh), Holden Roberto, the Sub-committee on Angola, the General Assembly, Selvage and Lee (public relations firm employed by Portugal) exposed in AFRICA TODAY, raising money for 200,000 refugees now in Angola, Southern Negro student groups, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Peter Weiss, Frank Montero, Nelson Bengston, James Robinson, and Deborah Kallen. 
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections