[We want to thank you for joining with over 185 other prominent Americans in the appeal to President Carter not to lift sanctions against Rhodesia after the April 20th internal settlement elections.]

by Edgar Lockwood, Randall Robinson, Washington Office on Africa, TransAfrica
Washington, DC, United States
March 23, 1979
Publisher: Washington Office on Africa, TransAfrica
14 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing including a cover letter and a copy of an appeal letter to President Carter not to lift sanctions against Rhodesia after the April 20th internal settlement elections. The letter to President Carter discusses the Case-Javits amendment to the International Security Assistance Act of 1978. Signers of the letter include: Sister Jeanne Adams, S.H.C.J., Social Concerns Committee, Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus; Mia Adjali, Executive Secretary, United Nations/International Affairs, Women's Division, Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church; Eqbal Ahmad, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies; Paul Albert, Northern California Democratic Council; Robert Z. Alpern, Director, Washington Office, Unitarian Universalist Association; George W. Baker, Assistant Professor, Howard University; Richard Barnet, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies; Harry Belafonte, Entertainer; B. Tartt Bell, Director, Washington Public Affairs Program, American Friends Service Committee; Gerald Bender, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles; Isaac Bivens, Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church; Sister Carole Bisson, Sisters of Notre Dame de NaMur, New Haven; Robert Boehm, Member of Board of Directors, the Africa Fund; The Honorable James Bond, Atlanta City Council; The Honorable Julian Bond, Georgia State Senate; William H. Booth, President, American Committee on Africa; Robert Borosage, Director, Institute for Policy Studies; Bishop Hartford Brookins, African Methodist Episcopal Church; Robert Browne, President, Black Economic Research Center; Violet H. Bryan, President, Barrister's Wives of New Orleans; Trevor G. Bryan, President, Martinette Society; Walter Carrington, Executive Vice President, African American Institute; Dr. W. Sterling Cary, Conference Minister, United Church of Christ, Illinois Conference, and Former President, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Mrs. Alzada Clark, Second Vice President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Ramsey Clark, Attorney; The Honorable William Clay, U.S. House of Representatives; Dr. Charles E. Cobb, Commission for Racial Justice, United Church of Christ; The Honorable Cardiss Collins, U.S. House of Representatives; Sister Carol Coston, D.P., Executive Director, NETWORK; Courtland Cox, Co-Director, Emergency Fund for Southern Africa; Theresa Cropper, President, Black American Law Students Association; Dr. Robert Cummings, Director, African Studies and Research Program, Howard University; The Honorable David Cunningham, Los Angeles City Council; Rev. Charles Dahm, Illinois Committee for Responsible Investment; The Honorable Julius C. Daugherty, Georgia House of Representatives; R. Hunt Davis, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Florida; The Honorable Ronald Dellums, U.S. House of Representatives; The Honorable Charles C. Diggs, Jr., U.S. House of Representatives; The Honorable Julian Dixon, U.S. House of Representatives; Sister Mary Dooley, C.S.J., President, Leadership Conference of Women Religious; Jean Dorsett, Vice President, Women's Division, Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church; Dr. Robert Edgar, Assistant Professor, African Studies and Research Program, Howard University; The Honorable Melvin Evans, U.S. House of Representatives; Prof. Richard Falk, Center for International Studies, Princeton University; The Honorable Robert Farrell, Los Angeles City Council; The Honorable Walter Fauntroy, U.S. House of Representatives; Rev. Carl Feil, O.S.M., Administrative Assistant, U.S. Catholic Mission Council; Rev. Robert K. Finnegan, Secretary Treasurer, Premonstratension Fathers, Wisconsin; William J. Foltz, Professor of Political Science, Yale University; Henry Foner, President, Joint Board of the Fur, Leather and Machineworkers Union; Moe Foner, Executive Secretary, District 1199, National Union of Hospital and Hea1thcare Employees; The Honorable Harold Ford, U.S. House of Representatives; Bishop Joseph Francis, S.V.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Newark, N.J.; Elizabeth Steel Genné, President, National Board of the Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.; Victor Goode, Executive Director, National Conference of Black Lawyers; Carlton B. Goodlett, M.D., President, National Black United Fund; The Honorable William Gray III, U.S. House of Representatives; Gale Green, Atlanta Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Karl D. Gregory, Professor of Economics and Management, Oakland University; Jane F. Guise, Coordinator, North East Human Rights Network; Ruth M. Harris, Executive Secretary for Urban/Rural Ministries, World Division, Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church; The Honorable Richard Hatcher, Mayor, Gary, Indiana; The Honorable Augustus Hawkins, U.S. House of Representatives; Edward A. Hawley, Executive Editor, Africa Today; Father Bryan Hehir, Associate Secretary of International Justice and Peace, United States Catholic Conference; Dorothy Height, National President, National Council of Negro Women; Sister Valerie Heinonen, Dominican Sisters of the Sick Poor, Ursuline Sisters of Thildonck; M. Carl Holman, President, National Urban Coalition; The Honorable Benjamin Hooks, Executive Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; George M. Houser, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa; The Rev. M. William Howard, President, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Eugene Jackson, President, National Black Network; Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, National President, Operation PUSH, Inc.; The Honorable Maynard Jackson, Mayor, Atlanta, Georgia; Alfred Johnson, Public Affairs Officer, The Episcopal Church; Willard R. Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; William Johnston, President, Episcopal Churchmen for South Africa; Rev. Thomas Joyce, C.M.F., Eighth Day Center for Justice; Edward R. Killackey, M.M., Maryknoll Washington Office Justice and Peace; Charles Kindle, Foreign Affairs Chairman, Pittsburgh Branch, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Saul Landau, Director, Transnational Institute; The Honorable Mickey Leland, U.S. House of Representatives; René Lemarchand, Professor, African Studies Center, University of Florida; Professor Richard B. Lillich, President, International Human Rights Law Group; Edgar Lockwood, Executive Director, Washington Office on Africa; Dr. C. Payne Lucas, Executive Director, AFRICARE; William Lucy, President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Barbara Lupo, Co-Director, Clergy and Laity Concerned; Clinton M. Marsh, Associate Synod Executive, Synod of the South, United Presbyterian Church; Earnest C. Marshall, Voter League, Woodbury, Georgia; Robert Marshall, Director, Office of Mission Service and Development, Lutheran World Ministries; The Honorable Hilda Mason, District of Columbia City Council; Edward May, Director, Office of World Community, Lutheran World Ministries; Lloyd McBride, President, United Steelworkers of America; Melvin A. McCaw, Director, Washington Office, African American Institute; Paul McCleary, Associate Secretary, Division on Overseas Ministries, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Sister Mary Ann McGivern, S.L., Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment; Sister Janice McLaughlin, M.M., former Press Secretary Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Salisbury, Rhodesia; Kathleen McTigue, South Africa Catalyst Project – West; Patsy T. Mink, President, Americans for Democratic Action; Charlene Mitchell, Executive Secretary, National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression; The Honorable Parren Mitchell, U.S. House of Representatives; Michael Moffitt, Letelier - Moffitt Memorial Human Rights Fund; Jerome Mooman, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, City of New Orleans, Louisiana; L. Calvin Moore, Legislative Director, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union; The Honorable Ernest N. Morial, Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana; Sister Annette Mulry, M.M., Social Concerns Desk, Maryknoll Sisters; Sister Regina Murphy, Social Concern Coordinator, Sisters of Charity, New York; Sister Marie Augusta Neal, Justice and Peace Committee Chairperson, Boston Province of the Sisters of Notre Dame de NaMur; Robert Nee, S.S.C.C., New England Coalition for Responsible Investment; Jan Neffke, Public Policy Director, Greater Pittsburgh National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Rozell William Prexy Nesbitt, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies; Rev. George C. Newmeyer, Director, Office for Justice and Peace, Diocese of Pittsburgh; Paul Newpower, Coordinator, Twin Cities Human Rights Working Group; Sister Merle Nolde, Co-Director, National Assembly of Women Religious; Rev. Randolph Nugent, Associate General Secretary, National Division, Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church; Sister Mary O'Keefe, Co-Director, National Assembly of Women Religious; S. Garry Oniki, Executive Director, Office for Church in Society, United Church of Christ; Robert L. Pitts, Executive Director, Black Catholic Ministries and Laymens' Council, Pittsburgh; Avery Post, President, United Church of Christ; Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Father Robert C. S. Powell, Director, Africa Office, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; William F. Pruitt, Director, African Studies Program, Kalamazoo College; Julia Brogdon Purnell, National President, Links, Incorporated; Sister Mary Catherine Rabbitt, Sisters of Loreto Catholic Coalition, Region 6, Denver, Colorado; The Honorable Charles Rangel, U.S. House of Representatives; Ruby Rhoades, Washington Representative, Church of the Brethren; Lawrence M. Rich, Coalition for Responsible Investment; Sister Kathleen Rimar, O.S.F., Western New York Coalition for Responsible Investment; The Honorable Bill Robinson, Pittsburgh City Council; Cleveland Robinson, Secretary – Treasurer, District 65, Distributive Workers of America; David Robinson, Chairperson, Current Issues Committee, African Studies Association; Randall Robinson, Executive Director, TransAfrica; Susan G. Rogers, Assistant Professor of African History, University of Minnesota; Joyce Rothermel, Chairperson, Peace and Justice Committee of the Pittsburgh Sisters Council; Brother Cyprian Lamar Rowe, F.M.S., Executive Director, The National Office for Black Catholics; Molly Rush, Director, The Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh; Joel Sarnoff, Department of Political Science and Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan; Frank Savage, Vice President, Equity Life Assurance Company, Inc.; Louis W. Schneider, Executive Secretary, American Friends Service Committee; Sister Agnes Ann Schum, S.L., Social Advocate Office of the Sisters of Loretto; Harry M. Scoble, Human Rights Internet; The Honorable Al Scott, Georgia House of Representatives; Professor Ann Seidman, Co-Chairperson, Research, Association of Concerned Africa Scholars; Karl Seidman, South Africa Catalyst Project – East; Hall Shapiro, President, Furriers Joint Council of New York; Horace L. Sheffield, President, Detroit Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; Stanley K. Sheinbaum, Regent, University of California; George W. Shepherd, Jr., Professor of International and African Studies, University of Denver; Sister Rose Sheridan, Social Justice Office, Sisters of St. Joseph; William H. Simons, President, Washington Teachers' Union, Local 6, AFT; Richard L. Sklar, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles; Timothy Smith, Director, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Edward F. Snyder, Executive Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation; Alonza R. Speight, Executive Director, Boston Community Media Council, Inc.; Edward I. Steinhart, Department of History, University of Texas; Marc Stepp, Vice President, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW; The Honorable Bennett Stewart, U.S. House 0 f Representatives; John Stockwell, Author, In Search of Enemies, A CIA Story; Jerry Stookey, D.P., Director, Catholic Justice and Peace Office, Archdiocese of Denver; Leo Suslow, Director of International Affairs, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW; The Honorable Percy E. Sutton, Chairman of the Board, WLIB - AM, WBLS – FM, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation; Stephen Talbot, Africa Editor, Internews; Ethel Taylor, National Coordinator, Women Strike for Peace; Patrick F. Tobin, Washington Representative, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union; Dr. James Turner, Director, Africana Studies and Research Center, Cornell University; Sister Marilyn Uline, D.P., Eighth Day Center for Justice; Robert van Lierop, Filmmaker; Sister Christine Venker, C. S.J., Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondo1ete, St. Louis; Immanuel Wallerstein, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton; Dr. Ronald Walters, Professor of Political Science, Howard University; Glenn Watts, President, Communications Workers of America; The Honorable Lottie H. Watkins, George House of Representatives; Paul Wee, General Secretary, Lutheran World Ministries; Peter Weiss, Vice President, Center for Constitutional Rights; Monsignor Aloysius J. Welsh, S.T.D., Executive Director, National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice; The Honorable Charles W. Whalen, Jr., President, New Directions; The Honorable John White, Georgia House of Representatives; David WIley, Director, African Studies Center, Michigan State University; Eddie N. Williams, President, Joint Center for Political Studies; Margaret Bush Wilson, Chairperson of the Board, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; William Wipfler, Director, Human Rights Office, Division on Overseas Ministries, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; Robert L. White, National President, National Alliance of Postal and Federal Employees; Herman Will, Associate General Secretary, Board of Church and Society, The United Methodist Church; Junius W. Williams, President, National Bar Association; Laurie S. Wiseberg, Human Rights Internet; J. Philip Wagaman, Dean and Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Wesley Theological Seminary; Marcia Wright, Professor of History, Columbia University; Sara-Alyce P. Wright, Executive Director, National Board of the Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.; Alma H. Young, Special Assistant to the Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana; and Amy Young-Anawaty, Executive Director, International Human Rights Law Group
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root