Robert S. Browne

Robert S. Browne

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No date, 1980s?, United States
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Robert S. Browne was involved with the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) starting in 1954. That year he helped start ACOA's magazine, Africa Today, then a mimeographed publication. Browne joined the board of ACOA about 1965 and served into the 1990s except for a few years starting in 1980 when he was served as the first U.S. executive director of the African Development Bank in Cote d'Ivoire. In 1969 he founded the Black Economic Research Center to organize black economists for black economic development in the United States. In 1971 he founded the Twenty-First Century Foundation to "promote strategic black philanthropy" and as a renewable resource for Black community initiative. (Source: George M. Houser; ACOA documents; "Robert S. Browne, A Voice of Integrity" by Charles Cobb Jr. in No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a Half Century, 1950-2000 edited by William Minter, Gail Hovey, and Charles Cobb, Jr., Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, 2008; and the Twenty-First Century Foundation website.)
Photo courtesy of The Twenty-First Century Foundation.
Collection: The Twenty-First Century Foundation