Statement of Peter Weiss, Vice Chairman, American Committee on Africa, Advance platform hearings of the Democratic National Committee, Philadelphia, Apr. 28, 1960
by Peter Weiss, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 28, 1960
American Committee on Africa
Peter Weiss presents views on U.S. foreign policy regarding the African colonies of Europe and apartheid in South Africa. He argues that U.S. policy should be based on the assumption that, in a few years, all of Africa will be under the control of its indigenous populations. He says that democratic government in Africa is possible only by implementing the principle of "one man -one vote," with the rights of minorities safeguarded by law (as they are in our own federal system), but with special privilege based on race or geographical origin abolished.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections