Africa Freedom Day

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
April 17, 1961
4 pages
Type: Program
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The program lists: Master of Ceremonies James Farmer, National Director, Congress of Racial Equality; Herbie Mann and the Afro-Jazz Sextet; H. E. Tucker, Sierra Leone Liaison Office; Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D.-Minn); Miriam Makeba; Kenneth Kaunda, President, United National Independence Party, Northern Rhodesia; Joshua Nkomo, President, National Democratic Party, Southern Rhodesia; Rev. Donald Harrington, Chairman of the Executive Board of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA); Oliver Tambo, South African United Front; Mburumba Kerina, Spokesman for the people of South West Africa at the United Nations and Member, Executive Council of South West Africa Peoples' Organization; Holden Roberto, President, Union of the Populations of Angola; Dinizulu Dancers; Henrique Galvao, Former Chief Inspector for Portugal's overseas territories and captor of the Santa Maria; Bill Taylor Trio; James Baldwin, author of Go Tell It on the Mountain, Notes of a Native Son, and Giovanni's Room; Dizzy Gillespie and Quintet; and Dr. Tom Mboya, Secretary-General, Kenya African National Union and member of Kenya Legislative Council. Co-sponsors are: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Americans for Democratic Action, American Society of African Culture, Committee to Defend Southern Freedom Struggle, Congress of Racial Equality, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and United Auto Workers International. The program describes the needs of Southern African refugees and the work of the Africa Defense and Aid Fund of ACOA.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive