Edgar Lockwood

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Edgar Lockwood

IPS Trustee

In 1970/71 Edgar Lockwood was an Institute for Policy Studies Trustee and Treasurer[1].

North Americans in Support of Angola

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The Angola Support Conference ran from May 28 - 30, 1976 in Chicago. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Out of Angola Committee and the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

At the conference, Edgar Lockwood of the Washington Office on Africa was selected to go on the National Steering Committee.[2]

The Angola Support Conference came into existence to organize a conference to support the MPLA held in Chicago, May 28-30, 1976. The Conference supported the MPLA and opposed U.S. and South African intervention in Angola. The sponsors were organizations supporting the MPLA from around the country. After the Chicago conference, the organization continued its activities with Prexy Nesbitt serving as national coordinator. Sponsors were;

IPS connection

Edgar Lockwood was a member of the Institute for Policy Studies 20th Anniversary celebrations committee which organized an April 5, 1983, reception at the National Building Museum attended by approximately 1,000 IPS staffers and former staff.[4]


  1. 70/71 and 71/72 IPS Income Tax returns
  2. Letter to all persons who attended the Angola Support Conference, July 8, 1976
  3. http://africanactivist.msu.edu/organization.php?name=Angola+Support+Conference Angola Support Conference Wisconsin State Historical Society]
  4. Information Digest April l5, 1983 p77-79