Minutes of Annual Executive Board Meeting March 14, 1960

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after March 14, 1960 and before the next Executive Board meeting
3 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, France, Portugal, United Kingdom
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • Dr. George Edmund Haynes • Request from Humphrey Headquarters • Invitations • a) Togoland independence • b) Conference in Accra • Annual Report • Finance Report and Board Pledges • Africa Freedom Day • Boycott • Report of Committee on Relation of ACOA to Negro Community • Report of Nominating Committee and Election of Board Members • Proposal for exchange student plan with University College of Addis Ababa • Union organization for staff • Algerian refugees • Reports • (a) Tour for Kaunda • (b) Conference on U.S. foreign policy • (c) Nigeria project • (d) House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing • Reports from Africa • ANGOLA • The minutes mention Dr. Haynes' funeral, George Houser, fund-raising campaign, Sylvanus Olympio, Barbara Grant (Nigeria), Frank Untermyer, University College of Ghana, the Bureau of African Affairs in Accra, an emergency conference, African Freedom Day, the French Sahara Bomb protest, A.J. Muste, Homer Jack, Kenneth Kaunda, the United Independence Party of Northern Rhodesia, Ann Morrissett, Mrs. Jacobs, meeting on South African boycott (with labor (AFL-CIO), student and religious groups) to discuss options for action (boycotting consumer goods, U.S. gold-purchasing policy, boycotting tourism, artists' tours, investments, and an international campaign), Patrick Van Rensberg, the boycott movement in London, Hope Stevens, A. Philip Randolph, Robert Clampitt, Walter Carrington, Immanuel Wallerstein, Ben Wechsler, Nelson Bengston, Joseph Jablow, Sophia Jacobs, John Murra, Rev. James Robinson, William Scheinman, Adelaide Schulkind, Cleveland Robinson, discussions with Emperor Haile Salassie, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), clothing and blankets, Catherine Raymond, Kenneth Kaunda, Homer Jack, plans for charter flight to Nigerian Independence Day, Peter Weiss, House Appropriations Committee, mutual security, Herskovits report on U.S. policy towards Africa, Frank Montero and William Scheinman trip to Angola, action on President Eisenhower's proposed trip to Portugal, Donald Harrington, Bayard Rustin, Elizabeth Landis, Hugh Smythe,  Stan Levison, and Barbara Grizzuti. 
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections