FACTS: Seattle Women Rally against Apartheid

Seattle, Washington, United States
March 1985
1 page
Leaflet reports on the Harriet Tubman Day Rally Against Apartheid in front of Seattle's South African Consulate on March 10, 1985. The leaflet says the rally, which commemorated International Women's Day and marked the 72nd anniversary of Harriet Tubman's death, was organized by a diverse coalition of organizations and community leaders, including the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid, Seattle Radical Women, KiKora Dorsey of the Minority Executive Directors Coalition, and Selma Waldman of Africa Network. The leaflet says Sadikifu Akina-James introduced the arrestees, each of whom was arrested in the name of a South African woman who has been banned, detained, or murdered by the Pretoria government. Those arrested were: Zenko Dayton, Maryamu Eltayeb, Bunny Wilburn, Zakiya Stewart, Tony Wright (Obiageli), Esther Mumford, Zola Mumford, Clara Fraser, Amy Lolly, Betty Lou Valentine, Vanessa Gilder, Selma Waldman; Su Docekal, Carletta Wilson, and Hellyne Summerise. The leaflet mentions the Church Council’s South Africa Project, Clare Fraser of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party, Jean Martin representing the Northwest Indian Women’s Circle, Mona Bailey of Transafrica, the African National Congress (ANC), Nicaraguan National Assemble member Ray Hooker, the Total Experience Choir, and Elizabeth Jackson. (This may be a reprint of a newspaper or magazine article.)
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections