Item #10557 Spotlight on Africa, Vol. XIV, No. 5, May, 1955. W. A. Hunton.

Spotlight on Africa, Vol. XIV, No. 5, May, 1955

New York: The Council on African Affairs, 1955. A later issue of the organ of The Council on African Affairs, which was founded in 1937 as the International Committee on African Affairs by Paul Robeson and Max Yergan. Robeson was Chairman for most of the group’s existence and W. E. B. Du Bois was Vice Chairman. Many of the group’s leaders and members were affiliated with the Communist Party and faced repression during the Red Scare. This and internal disagreements led to the group’s dissolution during the 1950s.

This issue is focused on a review of the Asian-African Conference held in Indonesia in April, 1955. Content includes “Objectives and Accomplishments of the Conference”; “The Voice of America at Bandung” (on opposition to the conference by American politicians including disappointing comments by the black Congressman Adam Clayton Powell); “Chou-En-lai Strives for Unity”; “The Colored World’s Program for Insuring Peace”; “African Representatives at Bandung and the Question of African Freedom”; “Significance of the Bandung Conference for Colored America” (with excerpts from the Negro press and further coverage of Powell’s controversial statements).

Stapled, photo-illustrated wrappers (8 ½” x 7”), 21, [1] p., photographs, map. Vertical crease, else a Near Fine copy. Item #10557

Price: $75.00

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