AFRICA'S DECADE ... AMERICA'S DECISIONS
The Program and Purposes of THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AFRICA
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, early 1960s
The pamphlet says the American Committee works at the United Nations and throughout the United States and in Africa. ACOA sponsors nationwide speaking tours of African leaders, such as Tom Mboya of Kenya, Joshua Nkomo of Southern Rhodesia, Kanyama Chiume of Nyasaland, Kenneth Kaunda of Northern Rhodesia, and others active in African independence movements. ACOA holds meetings and conferences on Africa and on U.S. policy related to Africa. Speakers are provided or referred by the Committee to church, union, school and other groups. ACOA distributes its own and other organization’s literature on Africa, including to key people in Africa. ACOA staff and Board members visit Africa regularly and attend key African conferences that inform its work. The Africa Defense and Aid Fund, administered by ACOA, sends legal and welfare assistance directly to Africans in need of such aid. Through the Fund and its predecessor, the South Africa Defense Fund, more than $55,000 has been sent to assist opponents of apartheid charged with treason. Additional aid has gone to Africans and their families affected by political and racial persecution in Central and South Africa, and arrangements are being made for similar assistance in other African territories still under minority or colonial rule. • Why the American Committee on Africa? • Where the American Committee on Africa works • How you can help • How ACOA can help you
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser Africa collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections