by Action Against Apartheid
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
September 11, 1987
2 pages
Type: Testimony
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Nations
Language: English
Statement to hearings held by the United Nations (UN) Special Committee Against Apartheid. The statement says only when apartheid is crushed and racist institutions and attitudes are overcome will true liberation come to the oppressed people of South Africa, the United States, and the world over; our united participation in that struggle is of the upmost importance, for if we cannot overcome the racism that surrounds us we will fail dismally in our efforts to establish solidarity with the liberating forces against apartheid; I bring to you today that commitment from the students and youth of North Carolina who have joined in the anti-apartheid, anti-racist struggle. The statement says through the utilization of open forums and discussions, the media, concrete analytical literature, and other means of furthering education we have, and will continue our attempts at creating a solid base from which an informed and effective struggle can be waged against apartheid and the racism that surrounds us. The statement discusses civil disobedience, public demonstrations, divestment, medical and material aid to the liberation forces. [Note: this statement was delivered by Dale McKinley on September 11, 1987; see FOR STEPPED-UP ACTION AGAINST APARTHEID, NOTES AND DOCUMENTS, (Special Issue) November 1987, United Nations Centre Against Apartheid, Special Committee Against Apartheid, available on this website.]
Used by permission of Dale T. McKinley, a former member of Action Against Apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of Dale T. McKinley