[Dear Comrades, Enclosed is a copy of our dissolution statement.]

by Africa Research Group
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
June 23, 1971
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The cover letter says dissolving the Africa Research Group (ARG) is a positive act, opening the way for more and different type of anti-imperialist work. The mailing includes the statement Dissolution of the Africa Research Group, Preliminary Statement--June, 1972. It notes that Africa's struggle for freedom against the forces of Western imperialism has found a militant and growing constituency among Black Americans. The statement recounts several significant campaigns during the year led by Black Americans. In March, Black dockworkers in Louisiana refused to unload chrome from Rhodesia; in April, the Pan African Liberation Committee took over Harvard's administration building to protest Harvard's support for Gulf's presence in Angola; and in May, 20,000 Black people marched through Washington, D.C. to express solidarity with Africa's liberation movements. After four years, the predominantly White organization will disband and place its materials at the Black Economic Research Center (BERC) in New York City to make them more accessible to people concerned with issues of American imperialism in Africa.
Used by permission of Danny Schechter, Sam Barnes and Robert Maurer, former members of Africa Research Group.
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections