Committee to Support the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

Committee to Support the Republic of Guinea-Bissau

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by Mike Shuster
New York, United States
September 24, 1974
Publisher: Committee to Support the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Guinea-Bissau
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Robert Maurer (right) founder and executive director of the Committee to Support the Republic of Guinea-Bissau presenting Gil Fernandes (center), a member of the Supreme Council of the PAIGC, with a scroll bearing the "Message of Solidarity from the People of the United States to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau" signed by 9,365 people. Dramane Ouattara, Ambassador of the Organization of African Unity to the United Nations, looks on. The presentation was made at a Celebration of Solidarity held in New York on September 24, 1974, one year after the PAIGC declared the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. There had been a coup in the Portugal, the colonizer, in April 1974 and the new government granted independence to Guinea-Bissau in September of that year.
Used by permission of Mike Shuster; and Robert Maurer, the founder and executive director of the Committee to Support the Republic of Guinea Bissau.
Collection: Private collection of Richard Knight