Contents: Present • 2. Olympio assassination • 3. Reports • a. Appeal for Action Against Apartheid • b. American Leadership Conference on Africa • c. Congo statement • d. Finance report • e. ERA and ADAF • f. Literature • 4. Elections • 5. Office space • 6. Affiliation of other groups with ACOA • 7. Tenth Anniversary Dinner • 8. Plans for 1963 • Peter Weiss reported on his trip to Africa, commenting on U.S. government representatives there. His report says too many African countries are still too dependent on the former colonial powers; this is less true of Ghana, Guinea, Mali and Tanganyika. George Houser commented on the work of Togolese President Sylvanus Olympic; he sent telegrams to the Togo Ambassador in Washington and to Mrs. Olympio in Lome. Successful demonstration and meetings on Wall Street, at several churches and colleges in the New York area, and picketing of a ship carrying South African goods in the San Francisco harbor that unions observed for a day. The minutes mention Mary-Louise Hooper, Daniel Bernstein, Winifred Courtney, Sophia Yarnall Jacobs, David Jones, Farrell Jones, Stanley Levison, Frank Montero, John Murra, Adelaide Schulkind, Hugh Smythe, Hope Stevens. Collin Gonze, Catharine Raymond, James Robinson, President Kennedy, ERA (Emergency Relief to Angola), ADAF (Africa Defense and Aid Fund), Dr. Ian Gilchrist, Angolan refugees, a station wagon, AFRICA TODAY, James Roosevelt, the National Committee, Elsie Carrington, Brutal Mandate, pamphlets, Southern Rhodesia, Andrew Norman, the Northern California Committee on Africa, Lewis Carliner, a demonstration on Human Rights Day, Stanley Levison, Eduardo Mondlane, and the Mozambique Liberation Front (FRELIMO).
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections