[After several months of inactivity, the United People' Campaign is ready to roll again.]

by United People's Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
October 20, 1977
Publisher: United People's Campaign against Apartheid and Racism
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing reviews activities by United People's Campaign (UPCAAR) from August 1976 to June 1977, based on the organization’s statement of unity, which includes (1) opposing all forms of diplomatic, military and economic support of Rhodesia and South Africa by the U.S. government; (2) supporting the peoples of southern Africa in their just struggles for liberation; and (3) opposing racism both in the U.S. and in South Africa and Rhodesia. Each UPCARR activity aimed to build a movement for Southern Africa across the city by involving the broadest spectrum possible, including among working people, community organizations, students, Black people, and white people. While it is not always successful at doing this, UPCAAR is recognized and respected across the city. UPCARR wants to get folks actively involved in work that supports the struggle in Southern Africa and broadening its base through a material aid program. Also, the mailing speaks about initiating a campaign against Philadelphia banks that lend to and help to prop up the South African government and notes that bank campaigns have won some victories in other cities. Prexy Nesbitt from the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) will attend the next meeting to discuss bank campaigns. The mailing mentions demonstrations, a community outreach film series, internal education, cooperation with other groups, the March 26th Coalition Against Apartheid, O Povo Organizado, cultural activities, and committees about a phone free, mailing list, and fund-raising.

Used by permission of a former member of United People’s Campaign Against Apartheid and Racism.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers