RE: Negro Executive for the ACOA
MEMO TO: The Steering Committee
by George Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
June 10, 1965
The discusses hiring a Negro executive to the staff to take the program of the American Committee on Africa to the Negro community (including churches, fraternities and sororities, social clubs, and the Negro press and radio) and to be the most important liaison with the civil rights movement. One element of the work would be to introduce African leadership or petitioners to the UN to the Negro community. The memorandum discusses visits to the South to major cities such as Atlanta, Negro college campuses, issues such as the Congo, seeking political asylum for opponents of apartheid, Defense and Aid activities, the Defense and Aid Fund, fund raising drives, Elizabeth Franklin, Chuck Stone, Hazel Gray, office space, and the 1965 budget.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections