by Angola 26 Delegation
February 29, 1976
2 pages
Type: Agenda
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Cuba
Language: English
Contents: A. U.S. RECOGNITION OF ANGOLA • B. NATION-BUILDING SUPPORT • 1. Provision of Medical Aid • 2. Obtaining Fertilizers and Agricultural Equipment (Tractors) • 3. Provision of Educational Aid • C. DISPELLING MYTHS IN THE U.S. ABOUT MPLA AND ANGOLAN SITUATION • D. AVERT A UNITED STATES ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF ANGOLA • E. ANGOLA GROUP VISITATION / GRANTING OF VISAS BY STATE DEPARTMENT • F. SEEK TO AVERT ALL MILITARY AID TO ZAIRE AND SOUTH AFRICA • G. SELECTION/VOLUNTEER FOR GENERAL COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION OF ALL EFFORTS OF THE ANGOLA 26 DELEGATION • H. OTHER SUGGESTED COURSES OF ACTION • I. DETERMINATION OF TIME FOR SELECTION OF RAPPORTEUR TO COMMUNICATE OUR CONCLUSIONS TO OUR COMRADES OF THE MPLA • The Angola 26 Delegation was a group of 26 people from a number of U.S. organizations who went to Cuba to meet with a delegation from the MPLA from February 25-29, 1976. The agenda mentions National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL), Washington Office on Africa (WOA), National Council of Churches (Africa Office), American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Committee on Africa (ACOA), a legal memorandum, lobby, Congress, pharmaceuticals and medicines, medically-trained personnel, Black Economic Research Center (BERC), Prexy Nesbitt, Barbara Barnes, the State Department, Gulf Oil Company, Boeing, economic sanctions, teachers, educational material, legal memorandum, U.S. non-involvement, dissemination of information, and Congressional contacts. [Notes: 1) This document was apparently produced in Cuba.  2) The Angola 26 Delegation was a group of 26 people from the U.S. representing (in addition to groups already mentioned) the Amalgamated Meatcutters & Butcher Workers of North America (AFL-CIO), CASA - General Brotherhood of Workers, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU, NYC), Coalition for a New Foreign Policy, MPLA Solidarity Committee, National Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Movement for African Liberation (NAIMSAL), Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee,  Third World Coalition/Southwest Workers Federation,  U.S. Out of Angola Committee, the Chicago Committee for Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guine, Venceremos Brigade, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and Youth Against War & Fascism (YAWF). There also were media representatives from Afro-American Newspapers (Baltimore Afro-American), Bilalian News, Black Scholar, Freedomways Magazine, and San Francisco Sun-Reporter.]

Used by permission of several members of the Angola 26 Delegation.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers