[Dear Friends: A rising tide of expectations is sweeping across South Africa, borne by the reforms ...]

by Gay J. McDougall, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC, United States
December 7, 1990
Publisher: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
4 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This personalized funding appeal for the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law discusses the rising tide of expectations sweeping across South Africa, borne by the reforms wrested from the apartheid government and sustained by the promise of freedoms yet to come for the black majority. The mailing discusses important events of the past few months: Mandela's release from prison and his triumphal tour of the west; the emergence of anti-apartheid political parties after years of banned, underground existence; and the negotiations between the African National Congress (ANC) and the ruling National party on ending apartheid and freeing political prisoners. The mailing discusses justice, equality, democracy, F.W. de Klerk, anti-apartheid reforms, the right to vote, jail, political dissidents, security legislation, the Mogopas, ancestral lands, the Crossroads squatters, vigilantes, the Soweto township, solitary confinement, torture, forced resettlement, racism, liberation, apartheid laws, adequate education, and basic health care.
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root