BOYCOTT RAY CHARLES: THIS ARTIST SUPPORTS APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

by Unity in Action
Los Angeles, California
April 1986
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Angola, Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet advertising a demonstration at Ray Charles’ performance at the L.A. Music Center Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on April 11, 1986 and advocating a boycott of Ray Charles. The leaflet says Charles defied the United Nations sanctions as well as appeals from the African National Congress by performing in racist South Africa in October 1981. The leaflet says South Africa maintains an oppressive system and continues its illegal occupation of Namibia. Also, South Africa’s ally in Angola, Jonas Savimbi, is to receive U.S.-supplied stinger surface-to-air missiles. • VICTORY TO THE ANC OF SOUTH AFRICA AND SWAPO OF NAMIBIA! • "Hit the road Ray, and don'tcha come back no more!"
Used by permission of Ron Wilkins, former member of Unity in Action.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections