"THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTHERN AFRICA" - A Major Conference to be held in Washington, D.C. - MARCH 24 and MARCH 25
by J. H. Clarke, George W. Shepherd, United Church of Christ
Washington, DC, United States
February 3, 1972
The African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA) and the Council for Christian Social Action of the United Church of Christ (UCC) are convening a conference entitled "The United States and Southern Africa" t in Washington, D.C. on March 24-25. The Tentative Agenda includes SESSION I - Southern Africa - An Overview; SESSION II - The role of U.S. Corporations; SESSION III - Strategies for Action on U.S Investment in Southern Africa; SESSION IV - Workshops by Country-South Africa, the Portuguese Colonies, Namibia; SESSION V - The Status of the Struggle for Liberation in Southern Africa; and SESSION VI - Plenary Session. The conference will provide time to discuss and coordinate action strategies. Resource people who have been active in campaigns against U.S. corporations in the black community, universities, churches, will also be available, as will people who have worked on liberation support activities. Among speakers who have agreed to attend are Abdul Minty of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement and Dr. Sietse Bosgra of the Angola Committee in Holland. The Angola Committee has recently collected 70,000 blankets for liberation movements in the Portuguese colonies. Amilcar Cabral, leader of the liberation movement for Guinea Bissau, PAIGC, will be in the U.S. and may address the conference. Conference organizers include Harry Applewhite, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, and Dr. George W. Shepherd. The mailing mentions the strike of Ovambo workers in Namibia majority rule, the resounding “no” by black Zimbabweans to the proposed British-Rhodesian settlement, the Nixon Azores agreement, the sale of Boeing 707's to Portugal, the erosion of Rhodesian sanctions, and increased U.S. investment in the area.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers