Report on The Africa Fund Delegation of Southern Africa Legislators to the United States April/May 1996

New York, New York, United States
Undated, about September 1996
25 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Introduction by Jennifer Davis • Profiles of the Delegation • Summary of the Delegation Visit by Dumisani Kumalo • Voices of the Delegation • Partial List of Appointments • Delegation Schedule • Report on the visit to the United States of Lucia Basson, Chairperson, Management Committee, Mariental, Namibia; Edna Madzongwe, Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Zimbabwe; and Koti Nyama, Deputy Speaker, Northern Province Legislature, South Africa. The report lists many of the State Representatives and State Senators the delegation met with. The report says people the delegation met in New York City included Carol Amoruso, Freelance Journalist; Aleah Bacquie; Elizabeth Calvin, Executive Secretary, Ministry for Women and Children, General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church; Fred Davie, Manhattan Deputy Borough President; Sharon Davison, Attorney; Sue Ferguson, Volunteer, Community Church Shelter for the Homeless; George M. Houser, Trustee, The Africa Fund; former Executive Director, American Committee on Africa (ACOA); Kakuna Kerina, Africa Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists; Elizabeth Landis, Executive Board, American Committee on Africa; William Landis, former Trustee, The Africa Fund; Kerry McArthur, Women's Project, Human Rights Watch; Jumoke Ogunkeyede, United Committee to Save Nigeria; Joyce Rittenburg, Child Care Inc.; Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action; Stephanie Urdang, Executive Board, American Committee on Africa; Wyatt Tee Walker, Senior Pastor, Canaan Baptist Church; Cora Weiss, President, Samuel Rubin Foundation; Peter Weiss, Trustee, The Africa Fund; Canon Frederick Williams, Treasurer, American Committee on Africa; and Susan Xenerios, Director, St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Rape Intervention Program. The report says people the delegation met in Albany, NY included Jeffrion L. Aubury; Frank Barbaro; Gloria Davis; Arthur O. Eve; Herman D. Farell, Jr.; Efrain Gonzalez, Jr.; Roger Green; Aurelia Greene; Earline H. Hill; Jim Lack; Franz Leichter, Senator, New York State Legislature; Marty Markowitz; H. Carl McCall, Comptroller, State of New York; Olga Mendez; Clarence Norman, Jr.; N. Nick Perry; Larry Seabrook; James Seward; Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the Assembly; Albert Vann; and Altron Waldon, Jr. The report say people the delegation met in Washington, DC included Khalil Abdullah, National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL); Charles Bremer, Executive Director, NBCSL; James Brooks, Director of International Programs, National League of Cities; Mike Brown, United States Conference of Mayors; Mary France Gordon, Manager, Constituency Service, National Black Caucus of Locally Elected Officials; Dorothy L Height, President, National Council of Negro Women; Dr. Tilden LeMelle, President, University of the District of Columbia; Onica Makwakwa, National Council of Negro Women; Donald Payne, Congressman; Chair, Congressional Black Caucus; Kay Scrimger, U.S. Conference of Mayors; Jennifer Tucker, Vice President, Center for Women Policy Studies; Maxine Waters, Congresswoman; member, Congressional Black Caucus; and Leslie Wolfe, President, Center for Women Policy Studies. The report says people the delegation met in Chicago, Illinois included Rev. Joe Barndt, Crossroads Ministries; Basil Clune, Crossroads Ministries; Earlean Collins; Joan Gerig and other members, Lutheran Coalition on Southern Africa; Rickey Hendon; Connie Howard; Louvana Jones; Representative for Harold Murphy; Alice Palmer; William Shaw; Helen Shiller, Alderwoman, City of Chicago; and Margaret Smith. The report says people met in Atlanta, Georgia included Emanuel Cleaver, II, Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri; Robert B. Ingram, Mayor, Opa-Locka, Florida; Callie Mobley, Mayor, Alorton, Illinois; Rev. Gerald Durley, Chair, Atlanta Concerned Black Clergy; Tandi Gcabashe, Southern Africa Program Director, Atlanta American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); Heather Gray, Federation of Southern Cooperatives; Michelle D. Kourouma, Executive Director, National Conference of Black Mayors; Dr. Joseph L. Roberts, Jr., Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church; and Gloria Tunubu, Councilmember, Atlanta City Council. The report says people and organizations the delegation met in Montgomery and Epes, Alabama included Locy Baker; Lucius Black; Barbara Boyd; Michael Box; James Buskey; George Clay; Sundra Escott-Russell; Michael Figures; Freedom Quilting Bee; Laura Hall; Andrew Hayden; John Hilliard; Tommie Houston; Thomas Jackson; Fob James; Earnest Johnson; Ernest Johnson, Credit Union Specialist, Federation of Southern Cooperatives; Yvonne Kennedy; John Knight; Charles Langford; Lawrence McAdory; E.B. McClain; Thad McClammy; Joseph Mitchell; Demetrius Newton; George Perdue; John Rogers; Roger Smitherman; Lewis Spratt; Charles Steele; James Thomas; and Gus Townes, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund. The report says people the delegation met with at The Africa Fund in New York City included Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, The Africa Fund;  Irma Hunter Brown, Representative, Arkansas State Legislature; Richard Knight, Project Associate, The Africa Fund; Dumisani S. Kumalo, Projects Director, The Africa Fund; and Pamela Simms-Difo, Consultant, The Africa Fund. The report discusses the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL), Southern Africa Task Force of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM), Georgia Coalition on Southern Africa, Black Women Mayors' Caucus, the Alabama State Legislature, New York State Black and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, New York State Legislature, and the Illinois State Legislature.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to The Africa Fund).
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight