MINUTES ACOA Executive Board Meeting, October 5, 1978

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after October 5, 1978 and before the next Executive Board meeting
2 pages
Contents: Attendance • 3. Office space • 4. Finances • 5. Report from Frontline States • 6. Reports that the State Department would grant a visa for Ian Smith and members of his government to visit the U.S. at the invitation of right-wing senators •  7. George Houser raised a recurring false innuendo in a new and libelous form in a book published from the Soviet Union by Oleg Ignatyev entitled "Secret Weapon in Africa." • 8. Ray Gould reported on plans for 25th Anniversary celebration. • 9. Namibia • Bank campaign organizers from around the country met in August to plan actions and plan to meet again in December in Washington. The UN will hold its annual day of solidarity with South African political prisoners. The minutes mention Karen Rothmyer, Paul Irish, Tilden LeMelle, Marvin Rich, The Africa Fund, Geneva, the liberation struggle in Zimbabwe, liberation movements, Joshua Nkomo, refugees, building programs, education programs, military training, refugee centers for Zimbabweans in Zambia, bombings by Rhodesian forces, the Patriotic Front, the Wall Street Journal, Ed May, the CIA, Holden Roberto, FNLA, Peter Weiss, Congresswoman Cardiss Collins, the Black Caucus, African ambassadors, Elizabeth Landis, trip to Namibia, the Secretary General’s representative, the Commissioner for Namibia, Martti Ahtisaari, SWAPO, 1979 South Africa Freedom Calendar, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, computer pieces, William Booth, Robert Brown, Michael Davis, William Johnston, David Lampel, Gail Morlan, Dorothy Hibbert, Edward May, Michael Simmons, Jennifer Davis, and Richard Knight. [Note on date: The address on this document is where ACOA moved to by December 1978.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections