[Dear Mr. Brown: It has been brought to our attention that the Michigan Department of Corrections is currently purchasing products ...]

by N. Charles Anderson, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Detroit, Michigan, United States
April 18, 1986
Publisher: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1 page
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Copy of a letter to Robert Brown, Jr., Director of the Michigan Department of Corrections, informing him that the NAACP has learned that the Department is currently purchasing products imported from the Republic of South Africa and distributed by Gordon Food Service Company. The letter expresses that the NAACP is disturbed by such purchases, particularly when the Michigan state legislature is considering a bill to divest Michigan's pension funds from companies doing business with or that are located in South Africa. Charles Anderson of the NAACP called on the Department of Corrections to stop buying fruit cocktail and other products from Gordon Food Service that are imported from South Africa. Copies of the letter were sent to Michigan Governor James Blanchard and Carl L. Breeding, President of the Michigan State Conference of NAACP Branches.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root