Annual Meeting of the Executive Board of the American Committee on Africa March 9, 1959

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, sometime after March 9, 1959 and before the next Executive Board meeting on May 4, 1959
3 pages
Contents: Attendance • Agenda and Minutes • Reports from Executive Director and Mary-Louise Hooper • Finance Report • Annual Elections to the Board • Homer Jack Question • Africa Freedom Day • Africa Today • Tom Mboya • Statement on Central Africa • New Fund • Cameroons Question • Interim Committees • Letter • The minutes mention a fund-raising appeal, West Coast Representative of the South Africa Defense Fund (delivering over 30 lectures, collecting nearly 450 pounds of clothing for treason trial defendants and their families, and other fund-raising for the Treason Trial Defence Fund), relationship between Hooper and ACOA, Ballet Africaine benefit, Hugh Smythe, Robert MacAlister, Nelson Bengston, Walter Carrington, Max Berking, Robert Clampitt, Ed Gray, Donald Harrington, George Edmund Haynes, Elizabeth Landis, Stanley Levinson, Frank Montero, Bayard Rustin, George W. Shepherd, Jr., Hope Stevens, Peter Weiss, Gilbert Jonas, Elliott Newcomb, Ruth Schachter, Phyllis Susskind, Robert Trentlon, Africa Freedom Day celebration at Carnegie Hall, Unitarian Church of Evanston, Chicago Council against Racial Discrimination, George Houser, the main U.N. representative, the Personnel Committee, Associate Executive Director, Community Church, Governor G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, Harry Belafonte, Langston Hughes, William Warfield, preparing for Constitutional discussions in 1960, Congress movements, Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland, the British Colonial Office, Dominion status, proscribed organizations, European control, transformation of the South Africa Defense Fund into an Africa Freedom Fund, and U.N. Special Session on the question of the Cameroons and free elections under U.N. auspices with total amnesty for all political prisoners.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections