Nelson Mandela addresses the National Activist Briefing

Nelson Mandela addresses the National Activist Briefing

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New York, New York, United States
June 22, 1990
Nelson Mandela, Deputy President African National Congress (ANC), addressed a National Activists Briefing held at the Community Church of New York, June 22, 1990. Mandela was on his first visit to the U.S. after being released from prison in February. The briefing was attended by nearly 100 activists from 49 cities in 29 states. Others in Mandela's delegation who attended the all-day briefing were Thomas Nkobi, Treasurer of the ANC; Chris Dhlamini, Vice-President, Congress of South African Trade Unions; and Barbara Masekela, ANC Head of Cultural Affairs. The committee organizing the briefing included Jennifer Davis, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa; ANC Chief Representative Lindiwe Mabuza; Aubrey McCutcheon of the Washington Office on Africa; Jerry Herman, American Friends Service Committee's Director of Southern Africa; and long-time anti-apartheid activist Prexy Nesbitt. Seen here, left to right: unidentified man; Aubrey McCutcheon; Lindiwe Mabuza; unidentified man; Nelson Mandela; Tebogo Mafole, ANC Representative to the UN; and Jennifer Davis.