Confrontation Above South West Africa

A Case History of Nonviolent Direct Action in International Relations by Private Citizens
by Lyle Tatum
Riverton, New Jersey, United States
January 22, 1968
8 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report on an attempt by five U.S. citizens to fly into Windhoek, South West Africa from Lusaka, Zambia on December 6, 1967. The five formed the Committee for the Development of an Independent South West Africa to support and dramatize the United Nations resolution taking over authority for South West Africa. Those on the flight included: George Houser, executive director of the American Committee on Africa, who specializes in the problems of independence movements; Dr. Flemmie P. Kittrell, chairman of the Department of Home Economics at Howard University, an expert in nutrition problems in Africa and Asia; Dr. John L. S. Holloman, M.D., former head of the National Medical Association; Samuel F. Ashelman, consultant with extensive experience in the U.S. and overseas, including Africa, in advising governments on cooperatives and assisting in co-op organizations; Lyle Tatum, executive secretary of Farmers and World Affairs, who lived in Southern Africa for four years representing a non-profit organization establishing community development and other programs. • Objectives • The Plan • Implementation • Background Information • Discussion of the Problem • Conclusion • Note
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections