Collection 345 - Washington Office on Africa

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ZA COM MR-AAO-345

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Washington Office on Africa

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  • 1972 - present(?) (Accumulation)

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The Divinity School Library holds a substantial collection dating 1966-1994.

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The Washington Office on Africa (WOA) was founded in 1972 to support the movement for freedom from white-minority rule in southern Africa. It was initially sponsored by five organisations including the American Committee on Africa. It grew out of the Washington Office of the American Committee on Africa, which was established in 1967. Churches and labour unions supported the organisation to work with the Congress on Southern Africa legislation. The Washington Office on Africa Educational Fund (WOAEF) was established as the educational division of WOA.

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The WOA was founded in 1972, and grew out of the Washington Office of the American Committee on Africa which was established in 1967. It is not clear whether WOA still exists.

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