A DECLARATION TO THE BANKS IN ROCHESTER MAKING LOANS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Rochester, New York, United States
About November 1977
2 pages
Type: Petition
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Signature form to endorse a declaration that makes the case for banks not to lend to South Africa. Citibank in Rochester has argued that U.S. bank loans have promoted justice and racial integration, but there is unprecedented repression in South Africa, including the violent death of Steven Biko. Appeals for an end to bank loans and corporate investment have been made by South African church leaders such as Rev. Theo Kotze, Rev. Richard Brown, and Beyers Naude of the Christian Institute, as well as the leaders of the liberation movements. After repeated communication with Rochester banks, proponents of the declaration call for withdrawal of accounts in banks that refuse to stop financing racism and oppression.[Note: This document may have been produced by the Ad Hoc Committee Against Bank Loans to South Africa.]
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections