Program of the "Emergency Action Conference on South Africa" on May 31 and June 1, 1960, organized by the American Committee on Africa and co-sponsored by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, Americans for Democratic Action, American Society of African Culture, International Ladies Garment Workers Union (Local 23), Jewish Labor Committee, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and United Automobile Workers, Region 9. People on the program include: Frank Montero, President, African-American Student Foundation; Oliver Tambo, Deputy-President, African National Congress of South Africa (who recently escaped from South Africa after the Emergency); Jackie Robinson, Vice-President, Chock Full 0'Nuts; Morris Iushewitz, Secretary, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Everett M. Kassalow, Research Director, Industrial Union Dept., AFL-CIO; James Farmer, Program Director, N.A.A.C.P.; Mburumba Kerina, U.N. petitioner from South West Africa; Allard Lowenstein, New York Attorney, U.N. petitioner for South West Africa; Hope Stevens, President, United Mutual Life Insurance Co.; Nelson Bengston, President, Bengston Co., Investments & Securities; Maxwell Harway, formerly, International Economics Officer, U.S. State Department; Prof. Absolom Vilakazi, Hartford Seminary Foundation; James T. Harris, Assistant Executive Director American Society of African Culture; Prof. Thomas L. Blair, State Teachers College, New Paltz, N.Y.; Lionel Rogosin, producer, "Come Back Africa"; Rev. Theodore L. Tucker, Executive Secretary, Africa Committee, National Council of Churches; Dr. Phil Baum, Director, Commission on International Affairs, American Jewish Congress; Peter Ritner, author, "The Death of Africa," and Associate Editor, Current magazine; Dr. Marvin Harris, Columbia University; Peter Weiss, attorney and Vice-Chairman, American Committee on Africa; Roger Baldwin, Chairman, International League for the Rights of Man and International Advisor, American Civil Liberties Union; George M. Houser, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa; Mary-Louise Hooper, West Coast Representative, Africa Defense and Aid Fund; Mlahleni Njisane, formerly faculty member of University of Natal, South Africa; Rev. Donald S. Harrington, Minister, Community Church of New York and Chairman, American Committee on Africa; Patrick Arton, American Correspondent, Argus South African Newspapers; Robert Bingham, Managing Editor, "Reporter" magazine; Homer A. Jack, Editor, "Africa Today"; and George Schuyler, columnist, "The Pittsburgh Courier." • "Inside South Africa Today" • "American Action Against Apartheid" • "The Boycott of South African Goods" • "U.S. Investment in South Africa" • "Contacts with South Africa: Tourists, Athletes, Artists" • "U.S. Policy Toward Africa" • "Defense and Aid to Opponents of Apartheid"
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive