A Call To A Conference On . . . . "THE U.S., THE U.N., & AFRICA"
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
1955; month unknown, most likely August or September
Contents: WHY A CONFERENCE? • PROGRAM • Group Chairman and Resource Leaders • Brochure advertising a conference on Saturday, October 22, 1955 at the Willkie Memorial Building of Freedom House. The brochure says the purpose of this conference is to understand the issues involving Africa being debated in the current session of the United Nations Assembly. The brochure says the Conference Chairman is Donald Harrington. The brochure says with the outbreak of violence in North Africa, with the constant tension in South Africa, and with the hope of self-government in certain other areas of the continent aroused by the United Nations debates and by international conferences such as the one at Bandung, Africa is moving rapidly into the spotlight of world affairs. The brochure says there will be an address "United States Policy on Africa" by Roger N. Baldwin, Chairman of the Board, International League for the Rights of Man. The brochure says there will be Panel Presentation on "Issues at the U.N." including South Africa by George M. Houser, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa; North Africa by Professor Benjamin Rivlin, Department of Political Science, Brooklyn College; Non-Self-Governing Territories by Aleksander Bozovic, First Secretary of the Yugoslav Delegation to the U.N., specializing in Non-Self-Governing Territories; Trust Territories by John Murra, Department of Anthropology, Vassar College. The brochure says Group Chairman and Resource Leaders are Dr. Sabine Gova, Member of the U.N. Speakers Committee; Robert Hardmond, U.N. Observer, American Baptist Convention of the U.S.A.; Michael Mariano, Petitioner from Somaliland; C. Kilmer Myers, Episcopal clergyman, specializing in South Africa; Elloit H. Newconb, President, Newcomb-Oram International Corp.; George W. Shepherd, Jr., Former Executive Director of the American Committee on Africa, and author of recent book on Africa, "They Wait in Darkness"; Gladys Walser, United Nations Consultant for Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; and Peter Weiss, New York Attorney, and former Director of the International Development Placement Association.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive