[The road sign above tells a grim story. It shows that in South and South West Africa people are treated like cattle. Herded. Humiliated. Used for the profit of their masters.]
by Harry Emerson Fosdick, Africa Defense and Aid Fund
New York, New York, United States
Undated, about spring to mid-1960 or later?
American Committee on Africa
Funding appeal for the Africa Defense and Aid Fund of the American Committee on Africa to help the victims of apartheid. The Fund can provide legal assistance for opponents of apartheid and food and shelter for their families. It also can assist those fleeing the country via an "underground railroad." [Note: This publication must date from after the Africa Defense and Aid Fund was set up in 1958 and before October 1964 when Northern Rhodesia (which is mentioned) became independent Zambia. Most likely it was produced in 1960 by which time many people listed in the letterhead were involved; see ANNUAL REPORT American Committee on Africa June 1, 1959 to May 31, 1960 available on this website, there are people on the letterhead not listed in the Annual Report so the mailing may have been later.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root