SOUTHWEST AFRICA: THE UN's STEPCHILD

by American Committee on Africa
with Winifred Courtney (editor), Martin Luther King Jr.
New York, New York
Undated, about Fall 1959
30 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Southern Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Brazil, United Kingdom, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: Introduction by Martin Luther King, Jr. • THE SOUTH WEST AFRICAN STORY • The Background • Let Sleeping Dogs Lie? • Where South West Africa Is • Who Lives There • Where They Live: Apartheid • White Man's Wealth, Black Man's Burden • A Tragic History • QUOTATIONS FROM SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT SOURCES • A Friendly White Man- -The Reverend Michael Scott • The U.N.--Words But Not Deeds • Hosea's Prayer • The Good Offices Committee • A Herero Speaks at the U.N. • The Herero Who Escaped • How South West Africans Live • Break-up of the African Family • African Wages • Taxation • The Pass System • “The Land is Ours” • The Case of Hosea Kutako and the Aminuis Reserve •The Case of the Rev. Markus Kooper • Health--More Hospitals Wanted • Housing • Education • Two Americans Visit South West Africa •Despair Stalks South West Africa • What Has the U.S. Done About South West Africa? • If This Were Tibet or Hungary--- • What Nest in the U.N. Assembly? • Compulsory Jurisdiction? • Needed- -An Informed World Public Opinion • What You Can Do • I Speak For The People of South West Africa by Jariretundu Kozonguizi • The pamphlet discusses the League of Nations, the Church of England, the Union of South Africa, the mandate system, the Mandated Territory of South West Africa, Mburumba Kerina, Ovambos, Hereros, Namas, Bushman, the Police Zone, shantytowns, the UN Committee on South West Africa, export trade, diamonds, lead ores, fish products, caracul pelts, the Windhoek Chamber of Commerce, German missionaries, the First World War, Field Marshal Jan Smuts, Bechuanaland, Chief Frederick Maherero, the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister Eric Louw, the Trusteeship Committee, the General Assembly, Ovamboland, the South West African Native Labor Association (SWANLA), the Ovambo petitioner, mines, Tsumeb, police, Dr. Conradie, the Secretary for Native Affairs, John Gunther, the Windhoek location, reserves, Allard Lowenstein, Emory F. Bundy, Milton Bracker, The New York Times, Festus Kandjo, UN resolutions, international law, the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Ambassador Wentzel D. du Plessis, and the African Defense and Aid Fund.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections