Steering Committee MINUTES
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after October 24, 1962
Contents: Present • Invited • Staff • 1. ACOA representatives at the American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa • 2. UN issues • 3. Public meeting on December 10 • 4. African Visitors • 5. Miscellaneous • George Houser reported that the United States had abstained on a resolution asking for the release of Joshua Nkomo and other nationalist leaders and also calling for the lifting of the ban against the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU). A letter on this issue by Houser to Jonathan Bingham was sent to Executive Board members and to other concerned organizations. Houser reported on the speech by US Ambassador Francis T.P. Plimpton in the UN Special Political Committee on the apartheid question; a draft letter to Plimpton was discussed and a number of amendments suggested. It was agreed to organize a public meeting on December 10 to observe of the Appeal for Action against Apartheid. The minutes discusses Hope Stevens, Frank Montero, David Jones, freedom fighters in South Africa, Chief Albert Lutuli, James Meredith, Vice-Premier of the Republic of the Congo Jason Sendwe, Ugandan student Luide Kisosonkole, Roland Watts, Homer Jack, Peter Weiss, Daniel Bernstein, Collin Gonze, James Robinson, the Executive Board, and the budget for 1963. [Notes: Albert Lutuli is sometimes spelled Albert Luthuli. In 1962 what is today called the Democratic Republic of the Congo was called the Republic of the Congo and should not be confused with the country that currently uses that name.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections