American Private Involvement in South Africa
by Joseph C. Kennedy
New York, New York, United States
March 22, 1965
Consultative Council on South Africa
In this research paper for the National Conference on the South Africa Crisis and American Action, Kennedy discusses private western involvement in South Africa, including the extent and history of tourism and sports contacts. Kennedy’s discussion of entertainment includes U.S. films shown in South Africa, American playwrights who have refused to allow their plays to be performed before segregated audiences, musicians and others performing in South Africa, and films by U.S. filmmakers made in South Africa with cooperation from the South African government, as well as films distributed in the U.S. for entertainment by SATOUR, the South African Tourist Corporation. The paper also discusses private and U.S. government exchange programs, including cultural exchange, University lecturing, study courses, and leadership programs. Kennedy argues against exchange programs because they “cannot breach the walls of apartheid.”
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive