No Compromise End U.S. And South African Racism

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, about June 1987
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Central America, Middle East
Language: English
Leaflet advertising a march and rally in Philadelphia on July 16, 1987. The leaflet says on July 16, 1987 the "Great Compromise" of the U.S. Constitution will be celebrated in Philadelphia as part of the "We the People 200" activities; the "Great Compromise" included, among other concession, the classification of African slaves as 3.5th of a free white man for the purposes of taxation and representation and the extension of the slave trade for another twenty years; the attitude that certain groups of people are expendable continues today. The leaflet says join our call For Congressional/Community Hearings on Racism; For Comprehensive Sanctions Against South Africa; For Jobs, Decent Housing, Quality Education; To Repeal the Simpson-Rodino Bill; For And End To Intervention In Central America; For An End To Intervention In The Middle East; For An End To English-Only Legislation. The leaflet says Washington Square Park was one called Congo Square and the site of slave auctions in Philadelphia. The leaflet says there will be an ecumenical service, rally and freedom festival.
Collection: Private collection of Bernie Dinkin