SUBJ.: Plans for December 10th, Human Rights Day
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
November 9, 1962
Contents: 1. International • 2. Annual Appeal for Action Against Apartheid Around the Country • a. Student and Youth Organizations • b. Trade Unions • c. Churches • 3. Washington • 4. San Francisco Bay Area • 5. New York • a. Delegations • b. Public meetings and Church activities • c. Demonstrations • Memorandum to the ACOA Executive Board, Mary-Louise Hooper, and Louis Carliner. Contacts with groups in Britain, Holland, France, Germany, India, various parts of Africa indicate that there will be some supporting activities in a number of places on or around Human Rights Day. The memorandum explores options for actions on that day and mentions the Young Audit Council, National Student Association, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), AFL-CIO, United Automobile Workers (UAW), the International Union of Electrical Workers, the White House, civil rights organizations, the South African Embassy, a demonstration at the British consulate in San Francisco, the International Longshoremen, a one-day symbolic work stoppage on any ship that may be in harbor from South Africa, Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, the South African Consul General, clergymen, the Negro community in various boroughs, human rights, large investments in South Africa, heavy trade, picket lines, leafleting, First National City Bank, importer of South African rock lobster tails, the Seafarer's International Union, the National Maritime Union, and Unitarian-Universalist ministers.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections