Steering Committee MINUTES

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after May 12, 1964
2 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Present • Staff • 1. South African items • a. An announcement was made of plans for a demonstration on June 4th to protest political trials, and particularly the Rivonia trial, in South Africa • b. George Houser reported on the possibility of Mary-Louise Hooper's coming to join the staff as a volunteer. • c. The idea of an open letter to corporations doing business in South Africa, signed by prominent church, civil rights and labor leaders was approved • d. The idea of a national conference on US policy toward South Africa to be held in Washington was also approved • e. Peter Weiss reported that Arthur Miller had sold the rights to his play, "After the Fall" to a South African producer • f. There was discussion of the announcement that Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor were considering going to South Africa to make a film • 2. Gilchrist in New York • Next meetings of the Executive Board and steering Committee. • The minutes discuss Nelson Bengston, Collin Gonze, George Houser, James Robinson, the South African Consulate, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, labor, student, civil rights and church organizations, Human Rights Day, the NAACP, the Association of Artists for Freedom, Jim Robinson, Dr. Ian Gilchrist, Sophia Yarnall Jacobs, and the Church Center at the United Nations. 
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections