Report to the ACOA Board from the Chicago Literature Distribution Project

by Eileen Hanson, New World Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States
December 12, 1972
Publisher: New World Resource Center
3 pages
Type: Report
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The report describes the Chicago Literature Distribution Project centered at the New World Resource Center, a store-front bookstore/library/meeting place with a major focus on Southern Africa. It is the only bookstore in the Midwest that carries a complete selection on the subject, including literature from liberation movements, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), Liberation Support Movement, Africa Research Group, International Defense & Aid, Southern Africa Committee, Anti-Apartheid Movement, United Nations, Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa, Angola Comite, Church groups, Black Workers Congress, African American Solidarity Committee, and Committee for Freedom in Mozambique, Angola and Guinea (London). The report also describes actions on Southern Africa in Chicago, including on Continental Bank, Anti-Rhodesia Demonstration, Rhodesia out of the Olympics, and meeting with political candidates on African issues. The report says a "Southern Africa Solidarity Day" was organized on November 19, 1972; speakers from FRELIMO and MPLA, as well as Bob Van Lierop, Michey Smith, Prexy Nesbitt, Ruth Minter and Wandile Kuse served as resources. The report discusses the Black Workers Congress, Southern Africa Liberation Information Group (SALIG), African American Solidarity Committee, the United Church of Christ Southern Africa Task Force, Africa Information Service, Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea (CCLAMG), Chicago Anti-Imperialist Collective (CAIC), Gil Fernandez, Dennis Brutus, Sharfudine Khan, Ben Magubane, Theo-Ben Gurirab, and Dixon Phiri. • Purpose • Resources available on Southern Africa • Constituency • Groups working out of the Center • Programs • Management of the Center • Role of the Literature Coordinator • Problems
Used by permission of former members of the New World Resource Center.
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections