Minutes, ACOA Executive Board Meeting, March 11, 1976

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after March 11, 1976 and before the next regular Executive Board meeting June 17, 1976
2 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Contents:Attendance • 2. Finance Report • 3. Nominating Committee • 4. Brief Reports • Paul Irish reported on a meeting of the steering committee of 11 groups of the Coalition for the Liberation of Southern Africa, which emerged from the Madison meeting in the fall. • George Houser reported that Mozambique Foreign Minister Joaquim Chissano was coming to New York to appear before the Security Council about the incursions by Rhodesian forces into Mozambique. • Houser also reported that, according to Goler Butcher, imports of seal skins were temporarily halted as a result of court action. • David Robinson reported the formation of a southern Africa committee in New Haven, which is calling a conference on April 2-3. • 5. Namibia • Dakar Conference • 6. Angola • 7. Zimbabwe • 8. Corporate Issues • Houser reported about the MPLA seminar in Havana February 26-29. The minutes mention expenses, the year-end appeal, Dorothy Hibbert, Tilden LeMelle, Elsie Carrington, David Lampel, Gail Morlan, William Booth, Chris Root, the Washington Office on Africa (WOA), SWAPO, pressure within the United Nations to oust the Commissioner for Namibia, Sean McBride, the international conference on Namibia and human rights, international legal action to implement the decree prohibiting resources from Namibia being exported, the Security Council, Senator Thurmond, Commerce and State Department officials, the Fouke Company, a campaign for the recognition of the Peoples' Republic of Angola,  a national tour of a delegation of the MPLA, a national conference to be held in late May in Chicago to acquaint a broad section of persons with the MPLA and the problem of Angola in the southern Africa context, refugees in Zambia, Lopo do Nascimento, Luanda, corporations for concentration during the spring proxy season, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), information, actions, the 30% increase of U.S. capital to South Africa, a proposed investment by Seagram’s in the KwaZulu Bantustan, a consulting firm with which Dr. Kenneth Clark associated, Elizabeth Landis, Elombe Brath, Robert Browne, Michael Davis, Janet Hooper, Jay Jacobson, Leonard Jeffries, William Johnston, David Robinson, Adelaide Schulkind, Timothy Smith, Robert Van Lierop, Peter Weiss, Jennifer Davis, Raphael Gould, Richard Knight, Seana Blackman, Winifred Courtney, Moe Foner, Collin Gonze, Edgar Lockwood, Herbert Shore, and Donald Wilson.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections