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. Houser trio 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 program 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 • 5. Preliminary thinking on program next year • 6. Other plans for African dignitaries or visitors • The minutes mention George Houser, Peter Weiss, Hazel Gray, Mary-Louise Hooper and her work on the West Coast, Prime Minister Julius Nyerere, Town Hall, Professors Thomas Hovet and Professor Bruce Birkenhead preparing memo on sanctions, Oliver Tambo, organizing unions to picket South African ships, the $5,000,000 loan by First National City Bank to the South African Government, the anniversary of Sharpeville, Africa Freedom Day, Roger Baldwin, prominent Catholic signers for a statement on Angola (possibly James A. Farley, Basil O’Conner, Edward Kennedy. Joseph P. Kennedy, and Father Hesburgh), Holden Roberto, Sub-commission on Angola to the General Assembly, Africa Defense and Aid Fund, an expose of Selvage and Lee (a public relations firm employed by Portugal), AFRICA TODAY, raising money for 200,000 refugees now in the Congo, Southern Negro student groups, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), African dignitaries, 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