[Dear supporter of justice: I am writing to you today to let you know of the work of ACCESS, ...]

by Richard E. Lapchick, American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
June 3, 1977
Publisher: ARENA The Institute for Sport and Social Analysis
7 pages
This letter explains the purpose of ACCESS, which is to isolate South African in sport through coordinated activities in many countries. ACCESS is reaching out to community groups to build a regional network, beyond its national organizational supporters. Statements supporting ACCESS by the American Committee on Africa and American Friends Service Committee are enclosed, along with a New York Times article about protests to South African participation in tennis events at Wimbledon. [An ACCESS press release and "Sports Apartheid in 1977: News Names for Old Games" also were included in this mailing. These are available separately on this website.]
Used by permission of Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections