by Southern Africa Liberation Committee
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
About October 1978
4 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Language: English
This packet of materials urges public support for Michigan House Bill 6341 sponsored by Representative Perry Bullard. The bill requires that public education institutions not encourage or condone legally-required discrimination against an individual based on race, religion, color or national origin, or sex by investing in a corporation that condones such discrimination by its actions or inactions. This language was designed to require divestment from corporations operating in South Africa. Two leaflets have the slogan “DON’T FINANCE MICHIGAN EDUCATION WITH SOUTH AFRICAN LIVES” along with images from the Soweto uprising of June 1976. Another leaflet provides arguments in support of the bill, including that it is illegal for Blacks in South Africa to buy land, vote, travel without a passbook, organize political, take effective action through labor unions, or to be unemployed. It also argues that the Sullivan fair employment principles are an inadequate response. The text of the bill is attached.
Used by permission of former member of Southern Africa Liberation Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root