AFRICA FREEDOM DAY

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
June 1959
4 pages
Type: Program
Coverage in Africa: Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The program includes a quote by Kwame Nkrumah, a brief description of the American Committee on Africa, and a list of sponsors of the program. The program includes statements by Theodore W. Kheel, Donald Harrington (Chairman, American Committee on Africa), Michael Olatunji (President, All Africa Students Union of the Americas), Ambassadors from the Organization of Independent African States, Ambassador Yacoub Osman of Sudan, G. Mennen Williams (Governor of Michigan), A. Philip Randolph (President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, AFL-CIO), Tom Mboya, and George Houser (Executive Director, American Committee on Africa;). Performers include Langston Hughes (poet, with Sam Phills, accompanist), Olatunji's African Ensemble, The Mariners (Quartet), William Warfield (Baritone, accompanied by Dr. Otto Herz), Harry Belafonte, and Wilbur de Paris and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Excerpts from the fill "Freedom for Africa" also will be shown.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections