SOWETO DEMONSTRATIONS

by Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late April or early May 1978?
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing reports on a decision by a group represented a cross-section of black community, southern Africa support, and anti-imperialist groups to hold public events protesting U.S. banks lending to South Africa on both Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. The Friday event takes advantage of the presence of people on a work day in New York City, where five of the largest lenders are located - Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Morgan Guaranty Trust, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Chemical Bank. The Saturday event focuses on educational opportunities to reach out to people on a day they do not need to work, particularly in the black community. Possible slogans for the Saturday events include: ''Harlem-Soweto; Same Struggle, Same Fight" and "Bed-Stuy - Soweto; Same Struggle, Same Fight." In March, hundreds of people protested banks lending to South Africa in Minneapolis, Boston, Chicago, Rochester and New York as well as in several Canadian cities and in London, England. [Note: The mailing refers to the document "Bank Campaign Builds Strength,” which is available on this website.]
Used by permission of former staff and members of Campaign to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections