Collection 023 - American Committee on Africa : [Part 2]

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American Committee on Africa : [Part 2]


  • 1953-01-01 - 2001-12-31 (Accumulation)

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The Penrose Library, University of Denver holds the magazines of the organisation, Africa Today, covering the period 1954-1998. The records include correspondence, journal issues, minutes, receipts, invoices, book reviews, an award medal, tax records, incorporation documents, advertising copy and copyright forms centering around the journal, Africa Today, from its inception until its editorial headquarters moved from the University of Denver to the Indiana University Press in 1995.

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The American Committee on Africa (ACOA) was formed in 1953 to support the liberation struggle in Africa. It grew out of the ad-hoc organisation Americans for South African Resistance (AFSAR), set up to support the Defiance Campaign of the ANC in 1952. It started with an office in New York City and opened an office in Washington DC in 1967. The NYC office had a national focus and organised sanctions and divestment campaigns at universities, churches, states and cities. It merged in 2001 with Africa Fund (AF) and Africa Policy Information Centre (APIC) to form Africa Action.

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ACOA merged in 2001 with Africa Fund (AF) and Africa Policy Information Centre (APIC) to form Africa Action. It is not clear whether Africa Action still exists (last active online in August 2010).


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+1 202-546-7961
Africa Action
1634 Eye Street
Suite #810
Washington DC
Africa Action
1634 Eye Street
Suite #810
Washington DC
District of Columbia
United States of America

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