Statement from Councilmember Neil Abercrombie for the Rally in Support of South African Freedom, March 21, 1990

by Neil Abercrombie
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
March 21, 1990
1 page
Type: Statement
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Statement to a march and rally organized by the Hawaii Committee for Africa by Councilmember Neil Abercrombie, a member of the City Council, City and County of Honolulu. The statement says although I am in Washington, I join you to celebrate the freedom of Nelson Mandela and to support the changes that are occurring in South Africa at an ever increasing pace; for those of us who have worked so long and hard, at such a distance, in support of freedom and human rights in that country, this is a welcomed moment to savour; it is also now a rallying point, a time for us to redouble our efforts, and to increase the pressures on our own government to maintain sanctions until the last vestiges of apartheid are eliminated; we must keep up this pressure so that the full transformation of South Africa, and the absolute abolition of apartheid, can be achieved as quickly as possible; thank you for allowing me to share some of my thoughts with you; I commend all of you for your efforts!
Collection: Private collection of Joel Fischer and Renee Furuyama