Duration: Unknown, existed in 1976 Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
The Angola Solidarity Coalition was formed under the leadership of African students and faculty in the Boston area. The Angola Solidarity Coalition supported the MPLA in the war in Angola and opposed the intervention of the United States and South Africa. Leaders of the group included people from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) and Tanzania and many students from Eritrea. Organizations that were affiliated with the Angola Solidarity Coalition included African Students for Angolan Liberation, Boston Community School, Boston Committee for Panamanian Sovereignty, Cambridge Tenants Organizing Committee, Committee of Palestinians in New England, Eritreans for Liberation in North America, Friends of the Filipino People, Forward Motion, Guardian, International Socialists, Massachusetts Alliance against Racist and Political Repression, New American Movement, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, Southern Africa Solidarity Committee, Somerville Tenants Union, Youth Against War and Fascism, Young Workers Liberation League, and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. (Source: Alan Zaslavsky, Richard Clapp, and Angola Solidarity Coalition documents on this website.)
Related Archive Title: Zaslavsky Africa Collection; Alan Time Span: 1970s - 1980s Description: Alan Zaslavsky was involved in supporting African struggle against colonialism and apartheid. Includes material from the Boston area. The collection includes material not from the Boston area including of the American Committee on Africa, American Friends Service Committee, New York Coalition to Stop Rhodesian Imports, Southern Africa Organizing Committee, Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour Coalition, and ZANU Support Committee. Collection deposited by Alan Zaslavsky.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, Special Collections Location: 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States Phone: 517-353-8700 Related Website:http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/index/