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American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa

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Duration: 1962 - 1968
Location: New York, New York, United States

The American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa (ANLCA) was formed in 1962 with A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr., as cochairmen and Theodore E. Brown as Director. ANLCA grew out of a conference on "The Role of the American Negro Community in U.S. Policy Toward Africa" held at the Arden House campus of Columbia University in November 1962. The call for the conference was issued by six big names of the civil rights movement: Martin Luther King, Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); A. Philip Randolph, President, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, AFL-CIO; Whitney Young, Executive Director, National Urban League; James Farmer, National Director, Congress of Racial Equality and Dorothy Height, President, National Council of Negro Women. Sponsors of the Arden House conference included religious, civil rights, fraternal, sorority, business, professional, educational, labor and social organizations including (in addition to the organizations above) the American Committee on Africa, the American Society of African Cultural, the Gandhi Society for Human Rights, the Negro American Labor Council, the Phelps-Stokes Fund, and the Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee. Eventually 28 national organizations were sponsors. ANLCA went out of business in 1968.

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