STATEMENT BY CORETTA SCOTT KING IN BEHALF OF THE AFRICA FUND

PRESENTATION CEREMONY--ARTISTS UNITED AGAINST APARTHEID
by Coretta Scott King
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
December 19, 1985
2 pages
Type: Statement
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Statement by Coretta Scott King at a presentation ceremony at Freedom Hall in Atlanta where she accepted the first $50,000 royalty check, on behalf of The Africa Fund, from artists who created the “Sun City” album and video. King thanked Little Steven, Herbie Handcock, and other performers in Artists United Against Apartheid who so helped make “Sun City,” pointing out its educational as well as financial significance. She commented favorably that “Sun City” has been banned in South Africa, and even by a number of radio stations in America. King encouraged everyone who is concerned about apartheid to purchase the “Sun City” album and the companion book. ”Sun City” and the formation of Artists United Against Apartheid are a major step forward for the Free South Africa Movement. The statement mentions the struggle against racism and popular music.