[The American Committee on Africa has two representatives speaking on its behalf on the issue of South Africa's participation in international sports events in Mexico City.]

by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York
Undated, presumably October 1968
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Mexico
Language: English
Statement by American Committee on Africa (ACOA) as part of a campaign against South Africa's participation in the Olympics in Mexico City. ACOA spokesmen Jim Bouton and Steve Mokone are working closely with the South African Non-Racial Open Committee for Olympic Sports, whose President, Dennis Brutus, and Executive Board member, Chris de Broglio, are also in Mexico City. The statement says Bouton played for the New York Yankees for six years and was recently sold to the Seattle Pilots. The statement says Mokone was born in South Africa and played for the Durban Bush Black, an African football (soccer) team; in late the 1960 he signed with Coventry City soccer team in England; he is currently in the School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections