Executive Board Meeting October 7, 1969

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after October 7, 1969 and before the next Board meeting on January 13, 1970
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Portugal, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 2. Mr. Sharfudine Khan: Khan recently returned from Dar es Salaam, and he spoke about the struggle in Mozambique and what it meant to the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO) to have its leader assassinated. He affirmed the determination of himself and the freedom fighters to carry on the struggle and expressed the hope that ACOA would continue its moral and material support.• 3. Finance Report: Ben Peterson reported that ACOA is in a more difficult financial situation than it has been for many years. • 4. Portuguese Colonies: a) Research angle, b) Washington angle - Gary Gappert • 5. Rhodesia/Zimbabwe • 6. Action on South Africa: a) Airways: Both the City Commissioner and State Division of Human Rights are developing cases against SAA (South African Airways). b) Bank Loan, Chemical Bank at UN: George Houser noted that the consortium loan will be renegotiated in December. c) Sugar Quota, and d) Research Report on corporate investment • 7. Field Work: Ella Wilson is working closely with Black Student Unions in the metropolitan area on campus projects related to the liberation struggle. • 8. Report on DA (Africa Defense and Aid Fund) and AF (Africa Fund) expenditures • 9. Search for Washington Director • The minutes mention Peter Weiss, the Experiment in International Living, draft budget for 1970, a campaign to break the U.S. alliance with Portugal, American corporate investment in the colonies, US/Portuguese military ties, a radio campaign, ads in the Washington Afro-American and The Amsterdam News, Eduardo Mondlane, a background sheet on Rhodesia and Washington, Black Americans, visits to Congress and the White House by Black Board members, Congressman Diggs, hearings on Rhodesia, the Africa Group, the General Assembly, Holiday Inns, the University of Wisconsin, Robert Browne, Lewis Carliner, Elsie Carrington, Winifred Courtney, Herschel Halbert, Farrell Jones, Dana Klotzle, Elizabeth Landis, Andrew Norman, Adelaide Schulkind, Hope Stevens, Robert Van Lierop, Grace Watson, Lydia Williams, Blyden Jackson, Janet Hooper, Karen Whitmore, and Karen Oswalt.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections