Steering Committee Meeting May 17, 1972

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after May 17, 1972
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 1. Document for the coming election campaign • 2. Namibia • 3. New York Times • 4. Black Caucus Conference • 5. Washington Office • 6. Angola coffee • 7. OAU Celebration Committee, Philadelphia • 8. Public announcement of ACOA Presidency • 9. Peter Weiss's party •10. Nominating Committee Report • George Houser has been granted a visa by the Council for Namibia. South Africa Foreign Minister Muller was holding discussion in New York with U.N. Secretary General Waldheim about Namibia. A letter and legal document will be sent to the New York Times protesting advertisements for jobs and travel in South Africa, with planned follow-up. The minutes mention Robin Meyers, Tim Smith, Janet Hooper,  establishing a formal U.N. presence in Namibia, the forthcoming Conference on Namibia being called by SWAPO in Brussels, the visit of Chief Kapuuo to the U.S., William Booth, the Lutherans, the session of the General Assembly, exploring actions involving Namibia (a stockholder suit, forming a new corporation to claim mineral rights, and the issue of taxation), George Daniels, Henry Lieberg, Ted Lockwood, Rhodesian chrome, the Fraser hearings, sanctions as a U.S. tool, Jennifer Davis, Robert Browne, Dorothy Hibbert, Elizabeth Landis, Gail Morlan, Andrew Norman, Frederick Schwarz, Robert Van Lierop, members of House of Representatives (Charles Diggs, Ronald Dellums, Shirley Chisholm, Louis Stokes, Charles Rangel, John Conyers, Walter E. Fauntroy), Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Rev. Andrew Young, John H Clarke, Dorothy Height, I.W. Abel, Leonard Woodcock, Hugh Smythe, Arthur Ashe, Bill Russell, John Marcum, John Sengstacke, Cesar Chavez, Sen. Edward Kennedy, and Benjamin Mays.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections