BANK WITHDRAWAL DEMONSTRATION ON MARCH 21, 1978 IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

by Ad Hoc Committee Against Bank Loans to South Africa
Rochester, New York
Late March or early April 1978
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Document reports on a meeting of people from church and community organizations to oppose bank loans to South Africa. George Houser of the American Committee on Africa spoke to the press and the gathering about the significance of U.S. institutions funding the South African government and its business enterprises, after which those assembled marched silently to four local banks that have been major lenders to the South African government. Letters of withdrawal and statements of support for the campaign were presented to branch managers of Chase Manhattan, Citibank, Manufacturers Hanover Trust and Chemical Bank. The mailing quotes Professor Gayraud Wilmore, Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee. The mailing includes articles from the Rochester press including "By staying, EK can help black South Africans" about Eastman Kodak, "Ban on S. Africa opposed by Kodak management," and "Citibank Praised for Ending S. Africa Loans."
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections