PROPOSAL ON ANGOLAN COMMISSION
For Executive Board Meeting, September 11, 1961
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Contents: 1. Appoint commission to study and report on conflict in Angola • 2. Objective of Commission • 3. Method of working • a) Available material will be made available to Commission members • b) At least three members will apply for visas from Portugal to go to Angola • c) One staff and one Commission member will go to Leopoldville, Brazzaville, and into northern Angola with the rebel forces • d) Commission would hold hearings with leaders of Angolan organizations, recently returned missionaries, and others for U.N. sessions • e) Draft report would be submitted to Commission members • f) Proposals for action by U.S. would be publicized • The proposal recommends these people as members of the Commission: Norman Cousins, A. Philip Randolph, Joachim Prinz, Fowler Harper, Telford Taylor, Malcolm McVeigh, James Duffy, Thurgood Marshall, and Roger Baldwin.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections