[Dear Friend, As you are probably aware the long-planned trip to South Africa was thwarted again …]

by Frank A. Anderson, Genesee Ecumenical Ministries
with Desmond Tutu, DS. G. Lubbe, J. F. Bill
Rochester, New York, United States
June 4, 1981
Publisher: Genesee Ecumenical Ministries
6 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing from The Rev. Frank H. Anderson, Chairman of the South Africa Trip Committee, reporting that the long-planned trip to South Africa was thwarted again by the South African government withholding visa beyond the intended date of departure. The group was denied the opportunity to visit with Bishop Desmond Tutu and key church leaders and to witness apartheid and efforts to end it firsthand. The mailing says the refusal to grant visas demonstrates the alarm with which the Botha government views such contacts. The mailing also mentions Kodak and Xerox. Members of the delegation have decided to stay together and work in the Rochester community to assist those struggling for justice in South Africa. The mailing includes a list of areas for continued action and involvement. The mailing includes finances related to the travel fund for the trip and scholarship fund. The mailing includes several newspaper articles: "Inviting trouble," "'Deplorable incident' says S. Africa cleric," and "What does S. Africa fear?" The mailing includes a telegram from Bishop Tutu. • Statement re: Proposed visit by Rochester Group
Used by permission of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Archives of the Greater Rochester (NY) Community of Churches.
Collection: Rochester anti-apartheid movement (Richard S. Gilbert collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections