ZA COM MR-AAO-280
Programme to Combat Racism : World Council of Churches : [Part 2]
- 1968 - unknown (Accumulation)
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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library holds the archive from Ms. Annette Hutchins-Felder, US commissioner for the WCC PCR. It contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial statements and printed materials. Of particular interest are the reports of the Executive Committee’s Special Fund which granted funds to, amongst others, the ANC. The archive also includes materials on other international AAMs and covers the period 1968-1982. Please contact the centre for further details.
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The Programme to Combat Racism started in 1968 as part of the WCC Programme Unit on Justice and Service. Its aim was to develop policies and programmes contributing to the liberation of victims of racism. Much of its attention and focus was on southern Africa, especially apartheid and the divestment campaign. It established a special fund from which donations to liberation movements were made and to solidarity organisations around the world.