by American Committee on Africa
with Adeyemi Bandele, Gail Hovey
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late February, 1982?
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release announcing plans for a Southern Africa Sunday in New York City to remember the Sharpeville Massacre 22 years ago. The South African Council of Churches, and its general secretary Bishop Desmond Tutu, have been among the strongest critics of apartheid. The church in South Africa recently has come under severe attack from the Botha regime. Four pastors were detained and tortured in late 1981 in the northern part of the country. Endorsers of Southern Africa Sunday include Willis Logan, Director of the Africa Office, National Council of Churches; Rev. Carl Flemister, Executive Minister, American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York; Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Black United Front; Dr. George Webber, President, New York Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. James Gunther, Transfiguration Lutheran Church; William Johnston, President, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa; Rev. Dr. Wyatt T. Walker, Canaan Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. Robert L. Polk, Executive Director, Council of Churches of the City of New York; Rev. Robert Davidson, Moderator, United Presbyterian Church USA; Judge William Booth, President, American Committee on Africa; Dr. Donald Shriver, President, Union Theological Seminary; Rev. Howard Moody, Judson Memorial Church; Rev. Dr. Donald Harrington, Community Church of New York; and Carl McCall, Former Deputy United Nations Ambassador.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections