Minutes of the Steering Committee Meeting for September 13th 1965

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after September 13, 1965
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Kingdom, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 2. Congratulatory letter sent to US Ambassador to the UN, Arthur Goldberg • 3. Elizabeth Landis reported on conference at the NYU Center for International Studies on "Implementing the decision of the International Court on the South West African Cases" • 4. George Houser reported on letter from Ronald Segal in London about plans for an International Conference on the South West African case before the International Court • 5. Wendell Foster is now Associate Director of the ACOA • 6. Press reports of possibility of Unilateral Declaration of Independence of Southern Rhodesia • 7. Issues regarding South Africa • a. Prof. Mphiwa Mbatha who has had visa difficulties, has received first preference status under the immigration act • b. Elizabeth Franklin is leaving ACOA staff for a full time job • c. Trip to U.S. by Tom Kellock QC, chairman of the Anti-Apartheid Movement in London • d. Publishing speeches on apartheid by Ambassador Achkar Marof • e. Meeting on Human Rights Day, December 10, on the South African situation and the Defense and Aid Fund with Martin Luther King as the principal speaker • f. Mary Benson wants to produce some tapes that might be used on radio stations in the U.S. • 8. Summer project with research by four students, primarily on U.S. investments in South Africa • 9. The next Organization of African Unity (OAU) Heads of State Conference in Accra in October • 10. Collin Gonze probably will leave the ACOA staff by the end of 1965. • The minutes mention Donald Harrington, Peter Weiss, Mason Sears, James Farmer,  the General Assembly, the ICJ (International Court of Justice, World Court), Civil Rights Movements, the Negro community, representatives of Liberation Movements, radio and newspaper coverage, UDI (Unilateral Declaration of Independence), trade between the US and Rhodesia, tobacco, Smith College, lawyer Tom Farer, the Boston office of US Immigration and Naturalization, the UN Special Committee on the Policies of Apartheid, Publications Director, Robert Browne, Albert McQueen, Al McQueen, East Africa, Howard University, Brooklyn College, Nelson Bengston, Andrew Norman, James Robinson, and Mary-Louise Hooper.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections