Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau

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Alternate Names: Chicago Committee for African Liberation, Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea
Duration: 1971-?
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Newsletter: Amandla


The Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau (CCLAMG) was founded in 1971. CCLAMG worked in collaboration with other groups around the city and country to educate people about the struggle for independence by the Portuguese colonies in Africa. It worked with black and white groups, developed educational materials, hosted liberation leaders when they came to the Chicago area, co-sponsored major conferences and events with speakers and seminars on the movements, participated in protest activities of marching, demonstrating, and boycotting, and attended Gulf Oil stockholders meetings. It held regular meetings and often worked out of the New World Resource Center on Halstead Ave. CCLAMG's name on many documents is Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guine. CCLAMG was sometimes called the Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea. CCLAMG changed its name to Chicago Committee for African Liberation about 1977. (Source: Mimi Edmunds, CCLAMG documents)

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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/