A Drop in the Bucket from the U.S. Government: $25,000 for the U.N. Trust Fund for South Africa
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
More than two years after the creation of the United Nations Trust Fund for South Africa, the United States Government pledged its first gift of $25,000. Five nations, all considerably less wealthy than the U.S., have made larger grants - Denmark, France, Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Recently American government officials, including Vice-President Hubert Humphrey, condemned the trial of 35 South West Africans in Pretoria as illegal and inhumane. It was the U.N. Trust Fund for South Africa that helped pay some of the defense costs of this trial. The report urges people to write to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Arthur J. Goldberg, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and their Congressman and Senators urging a respectable contribution to the Trust Fund.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections