U.S. ASKED TO RESCIND RECOGNITION OF KASAVUBU

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
March 10, 1961
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says 200 prominent Americans called on the United States to rescind recognition of the Kasavubu Government of the Congo; the resolution was one of about two dozen passed at a two-day Conference on American Policy Toward Africa, sponsored by the American Committee on Africa, which was attended by civic, union, university, and church leaders. The statement observed that U.S. policy toward Africa must recognize the desire of the African people to freedom and independence. The press release mentions Prime Minister of the Algerian Provisional Government Ferhat Abbas, the U.S. Embassy in South Africa, South Africans of all races, discrimination, segregation, refugees from South Africa and South West Africa, scholarship assistance, students, President Kennedy, Joseph Kasavubu, and Joseph Iléo.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections