George M. Houser, Executive Director of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), in Angola. Houser and John Marcum traveled in northern Angola with Union of the Peoples of Angola (UPA) guerrilla solders fighting for independence from Portugal. Houser and Marcum entered Angola from Leopoldville, Congo on January 5th and left on the 17th. They covered approximately 200 miles on foot, through high grass and forest. The purpose of the trip was to get information on what was happening in northern Angola since the time of the UPA revolt in March 1961, to address the critical medical situation of the Angolan people and to deliver medical supplies, and to learn more about the 150,000 Angolan refugees in the Congo. (See A Report on a Journey Through Rebel Angola by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa, available on this website.)
Used by permission of George M. Houser.
Collection: Private collection of George M. Houser