Africa Resource Center

by Africa Resource Center
Oakland, California, United States
Undated, 1980s
2 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The Africa Resource Center (ARC), located in Oakland, was opened in 1979 by a group of journalists, activists and other working people to develop a community-based educational institution to help demystify the African continent and accurately portray the diversity, depth and breadth of Africa. The Center's volunteers can help people understand their intimate connection in the continent - from cultural heritage, to raw materials used in consumer goods, to U.S. businesses involved in the development of sovereign nations. The ARC encourages the public to have an impact on government policy, which has viewed Africa with a stereotypical perspective while supporting the apartheid government of South Africa. The ARC's resources include extensive press clipping files, Southern Africa files, African periodicals, books, posters, and slide tape collection. The ARC also has a Speakers Bureau. The brochure includes a linocut by John Muafangejo.
Used by permission of Milton Clarke and Walter Turner, former members of the Africa Resource Center.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers