Contents: Attendance • Informal meeting of Executive Board on policy toward independent African states • Pamphlet on COMMUNISTS AND ANGOLA • Steering Committee schedule and membership • Local chapters of ACOA • Medical relief to Angola • Speakers • a. Sendwe trip • b. Afro-American leadership conference • c. APPEAL FOR ACTION AGAINST APARTHEID • d. Africa Freedom Day • e. Marcum-Houser meeting • Open items • a. Staff memo on administration of the Defense and Aid Fund • b. Visitors' program • c. Regional conferences • d. Aid to refugees in Dar es Salaam • e. Angola Commission • f. Work with Negro students in the South • The minutes report on meetings in Washington by John Marcum and George Houser with the African Luncheon Group, several people in the State Department, Wayne Fredericks, Gov. G. Mennen Williams, the Labor Department, trade unions, Senator Gore, a group at John Hopkins University, and Jim Thompson (assistant to Chester Bowles). The minutes also mention Harold Isaacs, Sinclair Drake, John Murra, Congressman Diggs, Cleveland Robinson, Daniel Bernstein, Lew Carliner, Victor Reuther, Dr. Melady (Africa Service Institute), Medico, CARE, training Angolans to be medical technicians, Kenneth Kaunda and Northern Rhodesia a speaking tour for Basil Davidson, Jason Sendwe, Moise Tshombe, Mr. Randolph, Martin Luther King, Chief Lutuli, Mrs. Roosevelt, the Community Church, Hope Stevens, Nelson Bengston, Hazel Gray, James Robinson, and Debby Kallen. [Note: Mr. Randolph is presumable A. Philip Randolph. Lutuli is an alternative spelling of Luthuli.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections