Steering Committee MINUTES
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after October 6, 1961
Contents: Attendance • 2. Staff situation • 3. Progress report on Angola Commission • 4. Other Angola plans • a) Public meeting • b) Pamphlet on Angola • c) Public statement • d) Defense and Aid Fund drive • 5. South Africa • a) Pamphlet on case for sanctions • b) Appeal to white South Africans • 6. Speakers-Michael Scott • 7. Tanganyika independence • 9. Implementing Steering Committee decisions • National City Bank • Angie Brooks • The minutes mention George Houser, Hazel Gray hired as Projects Director, negotiating with James Robinson to be Assistant Executive Director for Finance, people who might serve on an Angola Commission (Norman Cousins, Fowler Harper, Roger Baldwin, A. Philip Randolph, Gardner Taylor, Dr. Joachim Prinz, Mason Sears, Dr. Harold Taylor, and Richard Horchler), Basil Davidson and Malcolm McVeigh and a pamphlet on Angola, Deborah Kallen, Suzanne Seidman, Holden Roberto, studying the Angolan refugee problem and the importance of having someone in Northern Angola, the UAW and a television appearance for Michael Scott in Detroit, Dr. Kyaruzi, Julies Nyerere, loan to South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation by National City Bank, Peter Weiss, Nelson Bengston, Frank Montero, and luncheon for Angie Brooks (Assistant Secretary of State of Liberia and Chair of the Fourth Committee) with representatives of the National Association of Negro College Women, National Council of Negro Women, and National Association of Colored Women.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections