U.S. Activists in Africa

U.S. Activists in Africa

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Zimbabwe
1985
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
From left: Father Michael Schultheis, Edgar "Ted" Lockwood and Warren "Bud" Day in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1985. Father Schultheis, an American Jesuit and solidarity activist based in Nairobi. He has been part of the Concerned American group which was formed to oppose U.S. support for Rhodesia and apartheid South Africa when he taught at the University of Des es Salaam in Tanzania in the late 1970s. In the 1980s he worked at the Jesuit Refugee Service in Kenya and was Vice Provost at Catholic University in Beira, Mozambique in the 1990s. Ted Lockwood was the Southern Africa International Affairs Representative of the American Friends Service Committee based in Harare from 1983-1985 responsible for relating to the member countries of Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC). He had previously been Executive Director of the Washington Office on Africa. SADCC was set up by the nine major-ruled countries of Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) with the aim of reducing economic dependence on apartheid South Africa. Bud Day was a solidarity activist at the time based in Harare.
Photo courtesy of Edgar Lockwood.
Collection: Private collection of Edgar Lockwood