Togo President Sylvanus Olympio

Togo President Sylvanus Olympio

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by Collin Gonze
New York, New York, United States
Fall 1962?
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Togo
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Togo President Sylvanus Olympio (left) at the office of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) in New York. ACOA had helped Olympio when he was a petitioner at the United Nations seeking independence for his country. An artist from Harlem is holding a picture he pained of President Olympio. The man on the right was a member of the Togo delegation. President Olympio was in New York to attend the United Nations. President Olympio was assassinated a few months later. The photograph was taken by Collin Gonze, who at the time was on the staff of ACOA. (Source: Collin Gonze and George M. Houser)
Photo courtesy of Collin Gonze.
Collection: Private collection of Collin Gonze