[Dear Friend, This June 16th marks the ninth year commemorating the massacre of one thousand students ...]

by Naomi Tutu-Seavers
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Undated, about May 1985
Publisher: Tutu-Seavers, Naomi
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says that June 16 marks the ninth anniversary of the massacre of 1,000 students who were peacefully demonstrating against Afrikaans being the medium of instruction in South Africa's inferior "Bantu" education system. Black South Africans regard June 16 as "Heroes Day." June 16 falls on a Sunday, an excellent time for religious leaders to preach about the moral evils of apartheid and to ask their congregations to donate to organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and the American Committee on Africa for South African refugees. Bishop Desmond Tutu, father of the author, encourages people of faith to commemorate June 16th.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections