Steering Committee MINUTES

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after March 26, 1963
2 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English
Contents: 1. Brief Reports • a. Mason Sears • b. Chiume and Chipembers • 2. Makeba Benefit • 3. African Freedom Day • 4. Ship picketing • 5. Tenth Anniversary • 6. Speakers • a. Duma Nokwe • b. Basil Davidson •  Kanyama Chiume, Minister of Education, Social Development and Information in the Nyasaland Government, and Masauko Chipembere, Minister of Local Government and Treasurer-General of the Malawi Congress Party, were visiting under a State Department grant. Collin Gonze had prepared a draft letter to various African leaders inviting them to give testimonials to the work of the American Committee on Africa for the Tenth Anniversary Issue of "Africa Today"; leaders who will be invited to give such testimonials includes Chief Hosea Kutako, Ntsu Mokhele, John Nquku, Holden Roberto, Agostinho Neto, Joshua Nkomo, Kamuzu Banda, Julius Nyerere, Rashidi Kawawa, Milton Obote, Emperor Haile Selassie, Cyrille Adoula, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Kwame Nkrumah, Felix Houphouet Boigny, Sekou Toure, Leopold Senghor, Habib Bourguiba, Ahmed Ben Bella, Hassan II, Tom Mboya, Jomo Kenyatta, Ronald Ngala, Kenneth Kaunda, Chief Lutuli, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Oliver Tambo, Michael Scott, Eduardo Mondlane, William Tubman, Jariretundu Kozonguizi, Mburumba Kerina, and Potlako Leballo. The minutes discusses the National Committee, Carnegie Hall, Holden Roberto, Oliver Tambo, Jariretundu Kozonguizi, Eduardo Mondlane, Hope Stevens, James Farmer, Anthony Scotto (International Longshoremen’s Association, ILA), a demonstration against South African ships, George Houser, Miriam Makeba, the African National Congress (ANC), and CORE (Congress of Racial Equality).
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections