[Dear Sisters and Brothers, The June 14 Anti-Apartheid demonstration in New York was a huge success.]

by J. Drew Sheard, Margaret Baylor, Mangedwa Nyathi, Tom Turner, Tom Fenton, Thomas Gumbleton, Faith Robinson, Inc. Michigan Chapter Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Detroit, Michigan, United States
June 20, 1986
Publisher: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Inc. Michigan Chapter
1 page
Mailing advertising a meeting to discuss forming a Michigan Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council on June 25, 1986. The mailing says the June 14 Anti-Apartheid demonstration in New York was a huge success; ninety thousand working people and students participated in scores of regional, civil rights, community, women's, religious, political and anti-war contingents.; it was an important step in building regional and national anti-apartheid activities - as we saw from the coalition that developed here in Detroit for the first time in Detroit for a national march, we brought together AFL-CIO leaders and members plus civil rights, womens and anti-war groups with the already organized anti-apartheid activists from the campuses; although organized on short notice, 75 Detroit area activists marched in New York. The mailing says this effort can be the beginning of developing a truly representative group that can be modeled on the NY Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council that organized the June 14 march; the NY committee is eager to continue working with our coalition on future activities that could include tours of South African leaders, divestment campaigns, teach-ins, etc. The mailing says we want to invite you or a representative of your union/organization to come to a meeting to discuss forming a Michigan Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council and to plan activities to aid our sisters and brothers in South Africa in their fight against apartheid. The mailing discusses sanctions. Singers of the mailing include Rev. J. Drew Sheard, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Margaret Baylor, TransAfrica; Rev. Mangedwa Nyathi, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; Tom Turner, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO; Tom Fenton, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; Thomas Gumbleton, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Detroit; and Faith Robinson.
Used by permission of the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root