[On June 16, 1976, South African police attacked blacks protesting ...]

by Miloanne Hecathorn, Stop Banking on Apartheid
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, June 1978
Publisher: Stop Banking on Apartheid
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says June 16 has been declared an International Day of Withdrawal by the campaign to stop banks from lending to South Africa; publicity, actions and bank account withdrawals will be held throughout North America, and in Africa and Europe. This event commemorates the student uprising that began in Soweto on June 16, 1976 and spread throughout the country, in which hundreds were killed, thousands wounded, and thousands more imprisoned. $top Banking on Apartheid ($BOA) is the California participant in the international campaign. In coordination with KOPANO, a black South African organization based in the Bay Area, $BOA is concentrating on several activities that will publicize California bank involvement in South Africa and provide a means whereby people can voice their opposition to bank support of apartheid. $BOA supporters will be leafleting at over 50 Bank of America branches in 20 cities throughout California. The press release says KOPANO is sponsoring a memorial service in tribute to those who were killed on June 16 by the South African police. Before the Memorial Service, $BOA and KOPANO will talk with the press at a press conference regarding the current struggle in South Africa and will report on the Bank Campaign and activities on that day. [Note on date: This press release discusses KOPANO and post cards as does the newsletter Stop Banking on Apartheid, June 1978, available on this website.]
Used by permission of former members of Stop Banking on Apartheid.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections