Contents: I. 1960 was a year of tremendous importance for Africa • II. 1960 was a year of re-assessment of purposes and programs for the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) • III. Specific actions of ACOA to implement policy • A. After Sharpeville • B. The Algeria statement • C. Visa cases • D. Hearings • E. Governor Williams • F. Communications to the Government • G. South Africa and the Olympic Games • H. Action at the United Nations • IV. Program • A. Africa Defense and Aid Fund • 1) South Africa • 2) South West Africa • 3) Central Africa • 4) East Africa • 4) Angola • B. Literature • C. Speakers • D. Students • E. Special Events • F. Press Conferences • G. United Nations petitioners • H. The All African People's Conference • V. Organizational Matters • A. ACOA Mailing List • B. Staff • C. Tax Exemption • VI. The Look Ahead • The report mentions independent countries, the United Nations General Assembly and resolution against colonialism, killing of 72 unarmed Africans in Sharpeville by armed troops, the Algerian war, the right of self-determination, the struggle for independence, the Congo crisis, the Cold War, decision to focus on U.S. policy toward Africa especially toward not-yet-independent areas, economic assistance to independent Africa, a poster walk, pickets, an Emergency Action Conference on South Africa, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the American Society of African Culture (AMSAC), NAACP, Local 23 of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union, Americans for Democratic Action, Jewish Labor Committee, United Automobile Workers (UAW) Region 9, “Action Against Apartheid” pamphlet, Senators Jennings Randolph and Frank E. Moss, Congressmen Charles C. Diggs and Adam Clayton Powell, Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr, Walter Reuther, Van Wyck Brooks, Rex Stout, Harry Emerson Fosdick, the Very Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Atty. Sadie T.M. Alexander, Oliver Tambo, the African National Congress (ANC), Mbyiu Koinage, the Kenyan African Union, Dr. Cassim Jadwat, Rev. Michael Scott, the Africa Bureau, Congressional committees, the Mutual Security Act, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, George Houser, Peter Weiss, Homer Jack, Democratic and Republican Party platform committees, Dr. Arthur G. Falls, the President, the Secretary of State, a seat on the Security Council, the capture of Patrice Lumumba, Leopoldville, Adlai Stevenson (Ambassador Designate to the United Nations), U.S. voting record at the United Nations, Avery Brundage, Homer Jack, Gov. G. Mennen Williams, sanctions, Thomas Hovet, Jr. (New York University), Linwood R, Wall, T. Bruce Birkenhead (Brooklyn College), Portugal's African territories, legal assistance and welfare, the struggle for equality and freedom, the South Africa Defense Fund, the Project Fund, voluntary contributions, the Sharpeville massacre, the Treason Trial Defence Committee, Nyasaland, emergency laws, African political organizations, banned, leaders arrested, Africa Today, “Action Against Aparthied,” “Angola: Repression and revolt in Portuguese Africa,” “Portugal's African ‘Wards’ - A First-Hand Report on Labor and Education in Mozambique,” “South West Africa: The U.N.'s Stepchild,” Patrick Duncan, Kenneth Kaunda, United National Independence Party of Northern Rhodesia, Alan Paton, Vusumzi Make, the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), Joshua Nkomo, National Democratic Party of Southern Rhodesia, Jacob Kuhangua, Mburumba Kerina, the South West African Peoples’ Organization (SWAPO), African American students Foundation, Community Church, Africa Freedom Day at Hunter College, Mason Sears, the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations, Tom Mboya, Holden Roberto, H.E. Tucker, James Baldwin, Garfield Todd, Hasting K. Banda, non-self-governing territories, Ruanda-Urundi, Cairo, the Community and Social Agencies Employees Local #1707, Homer Jack, C. Summer Stone, and the State Department.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections