Angola Support Conference

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Duration: 1976 - 1977?
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States


The Angola Support Conference came into existence to organize a conference to support the MPLA held in Chicago, May 28-30, 1976. The Conference supported the MPLA and opposed U.S. and South African intervention in Angola. The sponsors were organizations supporting the MPLA from around the country. After the Chicago conference, the organization continued its activities with Prexy Nesbitt serving as national coordinator. Sponsors were Barbara Barnes, MPLA Solidarity Committee; Marjorie M. Boehm, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; James E. Bristol, American Friends Service Committee; Robert S. Browne, Black Economic Research Center; Robert Chrisman; Black Scholar; Johnetta B. Cole; National Committee of the Venceremos Brigade; Henry Foner, Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcherworkmen of North America; Larry Holmes; Youth Against War and Fascism; George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa; A. Lee Johnson, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Brenda Jones, Freedomways Magazine; Edgar Lockwood, Washington Office on Africa; Willis Logan, Africa Office, National Council of Churches; Anthony Monteiro, National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation; Patricia Murray, National Council of Black Lawyers; Prexy Nesbitt, US Out of Angola Committee and Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guine; Moses Newsom, Afro-American Newspapers; Lance Pustin, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee; Anthony H. Rodrigues, CSAS-General Brotherhood of Workers; Michael Simmons, Third World Coalition/Southwest Workers Federation; Jose E. Velazquez, Partide Socialista Pertorriquena; Joe Walker, Bilalian News. Organizations of sponsors listed for identification only. (Source: Documents of and people involved with the Angola Support Conference)

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Title: Nesbitt (Papers); Prexy
Time Span: 1962 - 1993
Media: 7.4 cubic feet. Includes photos and negatives.
Description: Papers of Nesbitt, a Chicago-area activist, relating to his work as consultant for the Mozambique government and with United States organizations and projects concerning Southern Africa, and their links to related movements in Africa. Included are files relating to the Mozambique Support Network, the Mozambique Solidarity Office (Chicago, IL), the Coalition for Illinois' Divestment from South Africa, the Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (CCLAMG), the Angola Support Conference, the American Committee on Africa, The Africa Fund, and the World Council of Churches Program to Combat Racism and the Working Conference on Southern Africa (Madison, WI: 1975). There is also come material concerning Nesbitt's work in the Midwest as a union organizer and representative, teacher, and in community relations in the Chicago Mayor's Office. The papers include correspondence, tour and travel reports, conference and seminar papers, memoranda, and clippings. The photographs document people and events of projects in southern Africa, and also include images used in various organizations' newsletters.
Housed At: Wisconsin State Historical Society
Location: 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706, United States
Catalog/Finding Aid: view
Restrictions: This collection may be used only with the written permission of Prexy Nesbitt until September 2, 2012, at which time the restriction may be extended for one additional period. Contact librarian.
Phone: 608-264-6400
Related Website: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/