Africa Growth and Opportunity Act
June 25-30, 2001
Contact: Washington FPC Program Officer George Newman
Tel: (202) 504-6318; email: NewmanGP@state.gov
This week-long WFPC reporting tour June 25-30 took place in Washington, Atlanta, Anniston, Ala., and Selma, Ala. The tour concentrated on the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, U.S. measures to fight AIDS in Africa, and U.S. race relations and recent civil rights history. Among those interviewed were: Sen. Russell Feingold, Africa Subcommittee Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Rosa Whittaker, U.S. Trade Representative for Africa; Charles Snyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa; Andrew Young, former ambassador to the United Nations, now chairman of Goodworks International, which encourages U.S. Africa trade; James Perkins, elected last fall as the first black mayor of Selma, and officials and scientists from USAID, CDC and the Carter Center.