Africa's Decade... America's Decisions

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, early 1960s
6 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The pamphlet says the American Committee works at the United Nations, throughout the United States and in Africa. ACOA sponsors nationwide speaking tours of outstanding African leaders, such as Tom Mboya of Kenya, Joshua Nkomo of Southern Rhodesia, Kanyama Chiume of Nyasaland, Kenneth Kaunda of Northern Rhodesia, and others active in African independence movements. ACOA holds meetings and conferences on Africa and on U.S. policy related to Africa. Speakers are provided or referred by the Committee to church, union, school and other groups at their request. ACOA distributes its own and other organizations literature on Africa. ACOA staff and Board members visit Africa regularly and attend key African conferences, returning with important observations, contacts, and recommendations for ACOA's continuing work. ACOA publications are sent to individuals and institutions throughout Africa as a means of keeping them informed of American thinking and concern. The pamphlet says the Africa Defense and Aid Fund, administered by ACOA, is the only organized effort in the U.S. by which legal and welfare assistance is being sent directly to Africans in need of such aid. Through the Fund and its predecessor, the South Africa Defense Fund, more than $55,000 has been sent to assist opponents of apartheid charged with treason in South Africa. Additional aid has gone to Africans and their families affected by political and racial persecution in Central and South Africa, and arrangements are being made for similar assistance in other African territories still under minority or colonial rule. • Why the American Committee on Africa? • Where the American Committee on Africa works • How you can help • How ACOA can help you • Who
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections