REBELLION IN SOWETO … one year later

by United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism, March 26 Coalition Against Apartheid
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Undated, about May or early June 1977
Publisher: United People's Campaign against Apartheid and Racism, March 26 Coalition Against Apartheid
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet advertising an event on June 16, 1977 at Mount Olivet Baptist Church to commemorate the student demonstration in Soweto on June 16, 1976, as well as a march and demonstration on June 18. Speakers on June 16 include Father Paul Washington; Reverend Lorenzo Shepard; Bob Perkins, WDAS Radio; and Godfrey Sithole, African National Congress (ANC); the documentary “There Is No Crisis” also will be shown. For the June 18 action, assemble at the Board of Education and march to First Pennsylvania Bank. Students of Soweto fought for a decent education, and hundreds were killed and thousands wounded. The First Pa. Bank heads a group of banks demanding payment of interest on loans to the Philadelphia school system; the School Board responds with massive cutbacks that undermine the education of black and white students. The leaflet says the Organization of African Unity and the Soweto Students Representative Council have called for a day of commemorative activities on June 16. The leaflet mentions the Church of the Advocate. • Remember the Students of Soweto - End Apartheid Now!!! • Remember the Children of Philadelphia - Stop the Cutbacks Now!!! • First Pennsylvania - Stop Backing on Racism - In South Africa and Philadelphia!!!
Used by permission of a former member of United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers