The testimony says in its ten years of service, the American Committee on Africa has consistently focused its attention on South Africa; in 1957, we organized a worldwide campaign called "Declaration of Conscience" appealing to the Government of the then Union of South Africa to cease and desist from its policies of racial oppression; in 1962 we undertook another campaign, the one called An Appeal for Action Against Apartheid". The statement discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Rev. Donald Harrington, the Community Church of New York, A. Philip Randolph, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the AFL-CIO, Peter Weiss, Bishop James A. Pike, the Episcopal Church, labor, civil rights, the liberation of Africa from colonialism, racism, Sharpeville, Spear of the Nation and sabotage, the Nationalist Party, the Defense Force (South African Defence Force, SADF), Chief Albert Lutuli, the Nobel Prize for Peace, Lt. Col. Pienaar, banning political opposition, the Rifle Commandos, the PAC (Pan Africanist Congress), General Assembly Resolution 1761, sanctions, boycotts, POQO, the National Liberation Committee, Minister of Defence Frans Erasmus, policemen, helicopters, Saracens armored cars, police zones, importers of South African products, trade with South Africa, Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Japan, gold, export, the South African Reserve Board, the United Kingdom, London, wool, canned fruits, oranges, sugar, uranium oxide, the US-UK Combined Development Agency, the Central Selling Organisation (CSO), De Beers Mining, the dignity of African men and women, the European population, the police force (South African Police, SAP), Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, the Congo, Kasai Province, the USSR, Tanganyika, public loans made to South Africa, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, bankers, and the flow of capital. [Note: Albert Lutuli is usually spelled Albert Luthuli but both are considered correct.]
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive