Statement of the United Front

by United Front
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
April 27, 1978
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Statement of the United Front, comprised of the Asian American Association, American Indians at Harvard, Black Students' Association, Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee, La Organization, Raza, and Southern Africa Solidarity Committee. The press release says today the Harvard Corporation released its long-delayed response to the call of the Harvard community that Harvard adopt a socially responsible policy concerning its South African-related investments. The organizations say that, by ignoring the role of American corporations in supporting the current South African regime and paternalistically dismissing the desire of black South Africans for American corporate withdrawal, Harvard has expressed its distain for the people of South Africa and its own students. The press release says Harvard’s failure to divest itself immediately of bonds of banks lending to the white-minority regime, despite the unanimous recommendation of the University's student-faculty-alumni Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSA), is an unconscionable abdication of the University's responsibility as a major institutional investor. The press release announces a torchlight march at 9:30 pm in Harvard Yard. The press release discusses U.S. corporations, Chief Albert J. Luthuli, Steve Biko, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the Black Consciousness Movement, the UN General Assembly, the World Council of Churches, the AFL-CIO, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the black workforce, anti-apartheid organizations, and the Vorster regime.
Used by permission of former members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee (Cindy Ruskin collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections