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Americans for Democratic Action

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Duration: Unknown, about 1946 or 1947 - current (Africa work know to have occurred in the 1970s)
Location: Washington, DC, United States


Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt, John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Reuther, Arthur Schlesinger, and Reinhold Niebuhr shortly after Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) died. ADA opposed support to the Portuguese military in the 1970s until the people of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde achieved independence. (Source: ADA material on this website and the ADA website accessed July 5, 2013.)