by Black Workers Congress
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Undated, June 1973?
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet calls on Black people to follow the lead of the Baltimore African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC) and Black Workers Congress to gather in Harlem Park and proceed to the docks to show support for the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA)'s decision to refuse to unload a shipment of chrome from Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and in support of the struggle for freedom in Zimbabwe. A ship carrying chrome and nickel from Rhodesia is due to arrive in Baltimore. The shipment violates the United Nations embargo of goods from white-ruled Rhodesia. Zimbabweans are demanding their freedom, led by three major liberation movements - Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU), Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Front for the Liberation of Zimbabwe (FROLIZI). People in Africa are their own liberators. Organizing in Baltimore will show that people understand that the struggle for African liberation is a struggle on two fronts against the common enemy of imperialism. [Note: The event referred to is most likely the picket line of the ALSC held on June 9, 1973.]
Collection: Henry Lieberg collection