[Dear Friend: The campaign to repeal the Byrd Amendment has begun.]

by William H. Booth, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
July 1973
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
2 pages
Fundraising mailing from the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), focused on the campaign to repeal the Byrd Amendment. Twenty-four Senators led by Senator Hubert H. Humphrey introduced legislation calling upon the U.S. to honor its commitment to observe U.N. sanctions against Rhodesia; similar legislation was introduced in the House by 58 Congressmen led by Congressmen Charles Diggs and Donald Fraser. The mailing discusses Jennifer Davis, EXXON, American Metal Climax, Gulf Oil, U.S. investment in Namibia, the Southern Africa Committee, Africa Information Service, the Council for Christian Social Action of the United Church of Christ, the European American Banking Corporation of New York, bank loans, Oslo, the South African Ministry of Finance, the Iron and Steel Corporation, the Electricity Supply Commission of South Africa, the African Heritage Studies Association, One Hundred Black Men, The New York Times, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, advertisements, the New York City Human Rights Laws, American and African artists, "We Say No to Apartheid," Leonard Bernstein, Dick Gregory, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Betty Friedan, Norman Rockwell, Harry Golden, Peter Bogdanovich, Tony Mohahlele, Katherine Anne Porter, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Brock Peters, Congressman Louis Stokes, the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Charles Rangel, Reverend Wyatt Tee Walker, Jim Bouton, Dr. John Holloman, Stan Wright, Professor Hugh Smythe, tennis pro Arthur Ashe, Frederick O'Neal, Actors Equity, Simpson Mtambanengwe, the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), Silvino Da Luz, the Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Judith Todd, African National Council (Zimbabwe), Richard Leonard, liberation movements, apartheid, the United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid, Elizabeth Landis, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the U.S. Amateur Athletic Union, the Olympic principle of non-discrimination in sports, the "United Nations Conference of Experts against Colonialism and Apartheid," decolonization. and Ray Gould. • MID-YEAR REPORT • U.S. CONGRESS • CORPORATIONS • SOUTH AFRICA • LAW • SPORTS • ART • MEMBERSHIP • MEETINGS • CONFERENCES
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root