Executive Board MINUTES June 15, 1964

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after June 15, 1964 and before the next meeting September 21, 1964
5 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 2. Reports and Staff Items • a) Finance Report • b) Literature Report • c) Mary-Louise Hooper • 3) Project Reports • a) Gilchrist • b) Africa Tour • c) June 4th Demonstration • d) Touch of Gold • e) Consultative Council on South Africa • 4) Elections • 5. Items for Action • a) Open Letter to Corporations • b) Statement on Rivonia Trial • c) Plans for Washington Conference • d) Malawi Independence • e) Current Security Council Meeting • f) Presentations Before Political Conventions • NEXT BOARD MEETING • OFFICERS ELECTED AT JUNE 15, 1964 MEETING • COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 1964 – 1965 • The minutes mention United Automobile Workers (UAW), well-received issue of Africa Today focused on U.S. financial involvement in South Africa, Jim Forman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Dr. Ian Gilchrist, largest demonstration on South Africa in New York and 11 people arrested for sit-in in the South African Mission to the United Nations, Hamilton-Wright organization (producer of South Africa propaganda film, “A Touch of Gold”), the Skouras and RKO chains removed the film from their theaters (RKO after threat of a picket line by CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and ACOA), a press conference, South African newspapers, telegrams sent to US government officials on the Rivonia trial, Honorary Chairman, A. Philip Randolph, John Killens, Carl Soule of the Methodist UN office, Thomas Jefferson, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, the Steering Committee, the Executive branch, the State Department, Congress, “The South African Crisis: A Challenge to United States Policy,” Dr. H. Kamuzu Banda invitation to George Houser, Peter Weiss, Robert Browne, Elsie Carrington, Winifred Courtney, Andrew Norman, F.A.O. Schwarz, Jr., Mason Sears, Hugh Smythe, Nelson Bengston, Donald Harrington, Sophie Yarrall Jacobs, Farrell Jones, George Lawrence, Catharine Raymond, Bayard Rustin, Collin Gonze, Deborah Kallen, J.H. Robinson, and J.R. Robinson.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections