American committee on Africa

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The American Committee on Africa (ACOA) was formed in 1953 as the successor to Americans for South African Resistance, then a two-year-old group formed to support the campaign of nonviolent protests against apartheid led by the African National Congress. ACOA broadened the original scope to include anticolonial struggles throughout the continent. It worked on many fronts: monitoring racist stereotyping in the media; lobbying the State Department and United Nations to adopt anti-apartheid, anti-colonial, proliberation movement positions; developing campaigns for economic sanctions on minority governments; assisting African students to come to the U.S.; and publishing the monthly Africa Today magazine.

From the description of Records of the American Committee on Africa, 1952-1985 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122451546

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creatorOf American Committee on Africa. Correspondence to Marian Anderson, 1960-1973. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Drake, St. Clair. St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Oliver Tambo, Papers, undated, 1960-1992. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Robert Van Lierop papers, 1968-1988 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn St. Clair Drake papers, 1935-1990 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Jackie Robinson Papers, 1934-2001, (bulk 1947-1987) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn South African apartheid collection, 1961-1991 (inclusive), 1985-1988 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Africa today records. 1954-1998. University of Denver, University Libraries, Anderson Academic Commons
creatorOf American Committee on Africa. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1960. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Van Lierop, Robert. Robert Van Lierop papers, 1968-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alexander Defense Committee. Records [microform], 1962-1971. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Nesbitt, Prexy. Papers, 1962-1993. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn William X. Scheinman Papers, 1952-1999 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf American Committee on Africa. Archives 1948-1988. Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
referencedIn Nessen, William. Papers, 1978-1995. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Scheinman, William X., 1927-. William X. Scheinman papers, 1952-1999. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. Jackie Robinson papers, 1934-2001 (bulk 1947-1987). Library of Congress
creatorOf American Committee on Africa. Records of the American Committee on Africa, 1952-1985 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
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associatedWith Alexander Defense Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Altman, Phyllis. person
associatedWith Ashe, Arthur. person
associatedWith Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1904-1996. person
associatedWith Belafonte, Harry, 1927- person
associatedWith Bunche, Ralph J. 1904-1971. person
associatedWith Chiume, M. W. Kanyama, 1929- person
associatedWith Drake, St. Clair. person
associatedWith Farmer, James, 1920-1999. person
associatedWith Harriman, Averell 1891-1986. person
associatedWith Harrington, Donald. person
associatedWith Harrington, Donald Szantho. person
associatedWith Haynes, George Edmond, 1880-1960. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Hooper, Mary Louise. person
associatedWith Houser, George M. person
associatedWith King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. person
associatedWith Kwanda, Kenneth. person
associatedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1902-1985. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967. person
associatedWith Nesbitt, Prexy. person
associatedWith Nessen, William. person
associatedWith Nyerere, Julius K. 1922- person
associatedWith Padmore, George, 1903-1959. person
associatedWith Peters, Brock. person
associatedWith Powell, Adam Clayton, 1908-1972. person
associatedWith Randolph, A. Philip 1889- person
associatedWith Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1927. person
associatedWith Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Rustin, Bayard, 1910- person
associatedWith Scheinman, William X., 1927- person
associatedWith Segy, Ladislas. person
associatedWith Tambo, Oliver, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Van Lierop, Robert person
associatedWith Van Lierop, Robert. person
associatedWith Wilkins, Roy. person
associatedWith Williams, G. Mennon, 1911- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Africa
South Africa
Africa
United States
Subject
Anti-apartheid movement
African cooperation
Pan--Africanism
Apartheid
Occupation
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Active 1968

Active 1988

Americans

English

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