Activists from across the U.S. and Canada attended a Working Conference on Southern Africa held October 11-13, 1975 at the University of Wisconsin's Memorial Union in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference was hosted by the Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa (MACSA) and planned by the Washington Office on Africa, MACSA, and American Committee on Africa. Shown here are Bill Sutherland (front, left) of American Friends Service Committee; MACSA member Margaret (Meg) Skinner, African Language graduate student and later faculty member at UW-Madison (next to Sutherland); MACSA member David Anthony, University of Wisconsin graduate student and later Professor of History at University of California, Santa Cruz (behind Sutherland, wearing cap); and Freida High, Master of Fine Arts student and later faculty member UW-Madison Department of Afro-American Studies and member of African Studies Program faculty (next to Skinner). African liberation movements were represented at the meeting, including the ANC and PAC (South Africa), ZANU and ZAPU (Zimbabwe), PAIGC (Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde), and FRELIMO (Mozambique). There were strategy sessions on divestment, political actions and solidarity work.
Photo courtesy of Edgar Lockwood.
Collection: Private collection of Edgar Lockwood