JOIN AND SUPPORT THE NATIONAL OBSERVANCE OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOWETO UPRISING IN SOUTH AFRICA!

by Hawaii Committee for Africa
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
About June 1986
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet advertising activities of June 16, 1986 including sign holding at Traffic Triangle at Newsbuilding and a Soweto Memorial Service at the Church of the Crossroads. The leaflet says the Memorial Service will include a sermon titled "Remembering Soweto" by South African visitor, Constance Koza, Principal, South African Inanda Seminary. The leaflet says the memorial service is arranged by the Church of the Crossroads and the United Church of Christ Women's Board of Missions Department of Church in Society and the UCC Conference, Hawaii. The leaflet says on June 16, 1976 over 20,000 unarmed African students marched through the streets of Soweto near Johannesburg, South Africa, to protest the attempt by the authorities to make the Afrikaans language compulsory in black schools; on their way to the Orlando Stadium for a rally, they were met by a large group of South African police who opened fire; in the six months of violence which followed, over 1,000 Blacks were killed; the next year, student leader, Steve Biko was tortured and murdered by South African police; strikes, boycotts and clashes have continued to this day. • BACKGROUND OF THE SOWETO UPRISING
Used by permission of former members of the Hawaii Committee for Africa.
Collection: Hawaii Committee for Africa (Renee Furuyama & Joel Fischer collection)