A Report on the All African People's Conference held in Accra, Ghana, Dec. 8-13, 1958
by George M. Houser, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late December 1958 or January 1959
American Committee on Africa
Coverage in Africa:
, Cote d'Ivoire
, Sierra Leone
Contents: A Representative Conference •The Meaning of the Conference 1. Anti-Colonialism 2. Pan Africanism 3. Accra vs. Cairo 4. International Outlook • The United States and the Conference • Report on the All African People's Conference held in Accra. The report says in addition to the author four others attended the Conference as representatives of the American Committee on Africa: William Scheinman, Frank Montero, Dr. Homer A. Jack, and Richard Sklar. The report says other Americans who attended included Congressman Charles Diggs of Detroit; Dr. Marguerite Cartwright; Mary-Louise Hooper of San Francisco who became a member of the South African delegation; Claude Barnett of the Associated Negro Press and his wife Etta Moten Barnett; Dr. Horace Mann Bond, Mercer Cook, and John Davis representing the American Society on African Culture; Irving Brown and Maida Springer of the AFL-CIO; Robert Keith of the African-American Institute; Mrs. Paul Robeson; Mrs. W. E. B. Dubois; Alphaeus Hunton, formerly Secretary of the now defunct Council on African Affairs; James Lawson of the United African Nationalist Movement, the remnant of Garveyism in the United States. The report says slogans which draped the walls of the auditorium where the meetings were held reflected the theme of the occasion: "Hands Off Africa. Africa Must Be Free"; "Down With Imperialism And Colonialism"; and "We Prefer Independence With Danger To Servitude In Tranquility".
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections