Jacob Kuhangua

by African American Students Foundation
New York, New York, United States
Undated, 1961?
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, Tanzania
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet seeking donations to support the education of Jacob Kuhangua. The leaflet says the story of the struggle of the people of South West Africa to win their freedom and independence is a familiar one to you; in all of South West Africa there are only two Africans who have been able to complete their college education; the attainment of an adequate education is an important corollary of the struggle for freedom and independence in South West Africa. The leaflet says Jacob Kuhangua was born in Ovamboland in 1933; he was educated by the Saint Mary's Mission in Ovamboland, then worked as a school teacher and a clerk in South West Africa; he was eventually deported to Angola and escaped through that country to Tanganyika and New York to the United Nations; he now wants to continue his education; before Jacob Kuhangua can start school, he needs funds to cover his tuition and room and board. The leaflet includes a reprint of an article "ESCAPE" by Sy and Barbara Ribakove that appeared in Africa Today. The leaflet discusses Toivo Ja Toivo, apartheid, Mburumba Kerina, the Ovamboland People's • Organization, South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO), and Sheldon G. Weeks. [Note on date: the article reprinted from Africa Today appeared in Vol. 7, No. 8 (December 1960). Note on spelling:Toivo's name is often spelled Toivo ya Toivo. ]
Used by permission of Cora Weiss, former Executive Director of the African American Students Foundation.
Collection: George M. Houser Africa collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections