Annual Report of the Executive Director

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
March 14, 1960
8 pages
Contents:  The Year in Retrospect • Activities of the American Committee on Africa • 1. Algeria • 2. South West Africa • 3. Portuguese Africa • 4. U.N. Discussion Series • 5. Speaking Tours • 6. The Case of the Southwest African Stowaway • 7. Speakers' Bureau • 8. Sekou Toure Dinner • 9. Africa Freedom Day • 10. The Defense Fund • 11. The All-African People's Conference • 12. Students • 13. Publications • A. Literature • B. Africa Today • 14. Special Events • 15. The Office • The Future • The report says the past year has seen unexpected rapid change in Africa, including independence of the former Belgian Congo. An important aspect of Congo’s independence is its impact on the adjacent territories of Portuguese Angola and the Rhodesias and Nyasaland. The report discusses the Brussels Conference, Togoland, the Cameroons, African nationalist organizations, contract labor, freedom, Southern Rhodesia, the European population, negotiations between France and Algeria, the F.L.N. (National Liberation Front, FLN), self-determination, testing an atomic bomb in the Sahara, the British Devlin Commission, apartheid, boycott of South African goods, the African National Congress (ANC), Tanganyika, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, the State Department, U.S. diplomatic personnel in Africa, the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Julius Nyerere, Abu Mayanja, the World Court (International Court of Justice, ICJ), Ruanda-Urundi, Joshua Nkomo, Southern Rhodesia, assistance for deportation case of Leonard Gebliel (stowaway on an American freighter who was found in Walvis Bay and returned to Galveston), Robert Delson, Liberia, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), African Freedom Day celebration at Carnegie Hall (including Tom Mboya, Gov. G. Mennen Williams, Harry Belafonte, A. Philip Randolph, William Warfield, the Mariners, Wilbur de Paris and his orchestra, and Langston Hughes), merger of South Africa Defense Fund (SADF) and Africa Defense and Aid Fund, those on trial for treason in South Africa, Ann Morrissett, Mary-Louise Hooper, SADF West Coast, Elizabeth Mafaking, Basutoland, a Cameroonian petitioner to the United Nations, the Second All African People's Congress in Tunis (attended by Peter Weiss, John Murra, George Houser), airlift of 81 Kenyan students, colleges and universities, scholarships, the African-American Students Foundation, the Publications Committee, Dale Harrison, Homer Jack, Africa Today Pamphlets, “Kenya Faces the Future” by Tom Mbota, “The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland” by Channing Richardson, Elizabeth Landis, St. Clair Drake, Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Russell Howe, Patrick Duncan, Ezekiel Mphahlele, Gikonyo Kiann, John Marcum, Garfield Todd, George W. Shepherd, Jr., Hans Beukes, Michael Scott, Mburumba Kerina, Jaruretundu Kozonquizi, Allard Lowenstein, Harold R. Isaacs, Marvin Harris, Anthony J. Sampson, Richard L. Sklar, Norman Thomas, International League for the Rights of Man, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town Joost de Blank, Donald Harrington, Fenner Brockway, Movement for Colonial Freedom, Abubakar Mayanja, Uganda National Congress, the church of Rev. James H. Robinson, the Tanganyika African Nation Union (TANU), Emma Thomas, Catherine Raymond, Ethel Mingo, Barbara Grizzuti, and Congress.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa). 
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections