Manifesto on Southern Africa: A Prophetic Appeal for Free Africa

by Conference of East and Central African States, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
New York, New York, United States
No specific date in 1969; mid-1969?
Publisher: Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa
10 pages
The Manifesto on Southern Africa proclaimed by the Fifth Summit Conference of East and Central African States held in April 1969 in Lusaka, Zambia is an appeal to the world’s nations to act immediately and effectively against the colonialist and racist regimes of Southern Africa. The manifesto says "[I]n Mozambique, Angola, Rhodesia, South West Africa and the Union of South Africa, there is an open and continued denial of the principles of human equality and nation self-determination." The pamphlet notes that the Lusaka Manifesto was drafted by President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and adopted at the Lusaka Conference attended by representatives of Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The Manifesto was endorsed by the Organization of African Unity and has been submitted to the United Nations General Assembly.
Used by permission of former board members of the Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Robert E. Maurer Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections