Minutes, ACOA Executive Board Meeting, December 11, 1975

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, sometime after December 11, 1975 and sometime before the next Executive Board meeting in 1976
2 pages
Type: Meeting Minutes
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Contents: Attendance • 2. Finance Report • 3. Brief Reports • a) The Supremes • b) Human Rights Committee • c) Gary, Indiana Action • 4. Report on Mozambique • 5. Program and projects for 1976 • 6. Report on Angola • 7. Moynihan • 8. Legal Cases • Ray Gould reported that the Supremes apparently protested their status as “Honorary Whites" and conditions for Africans in South Africa, and were given four hours to leave the country. They felt deceived that only two of 24 performances were before integrated audiences. ACOA will issue follow-up release when information is confirmed. David Lampel added that the executive board of NATBA, a black broadcasting group, had endorsed a motion calling for stations not to play their records, which had earlier been adopted by stations WLIB-WBLS. The minutes mention a tape from Angela Davis, Vernon Jordan and the National Urban League, anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism, relations with other organizations, charges of Soviet "control" in Angola, a coalition of U.S. groups opposing U.S. intervention in Angola, the black community, CIA operations, F.A.O. Schwarz, Jr., Congressional action, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Roberta Cohen and the International League for the Rights of Man, U.S. representative to the U.N. Daniel P. Moynihan, the South African Airways case, Rod Boggs and the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights Under Law, the New York Times case, Doug Wachholz, the Mangazva case in Delaware, hearings by the Gary City Council considering a selective purchasing policy (regarding IBM, ITT, Control Data, Motorola), Mayor Hatcher, FRELIMO leaders, Mozambique’s rural economy, experience in the liberated areas, schools, legal and medical professions, the Bank of Mozambique, funerals, plantations, rails and harbors, Mozambicans working on South African mines, relocating Mozambican refugees (from Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi), aldeamentos locations, Rhodesian goods, exported through Beira, sanctions, "grupos dinamizidores," Vice President and Minister of Economic Development and Planning Marcelino Dos Santos, agricultural and health programs, filming in Mozambique, William Booth, Elombe Brath, Marshall Brown, Robert Browne, Elsie Carrington, Michael Davis, Collin Gonze, Dorothy Hibbert, Janet Hooper, Jay Jacobson, William Johnston, Oseye Mchawi, Andrew Norman, David Robinson, Herbert Shore, Robert Van Lierop, Peter Weiss, George Houser, Paul Irish, Jennifer Davis, Raphael Gould, Richard Knight, Marvin Rich, Elizabeth Landis, Timothy Smith, Moe Foner, Edgar Lockwood, and Winifred Courtney. [Note: NATBA may be National Association of Black Broadcasters (NABOB).]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections