HELP FREE SOUTH AFRICA! SUPPORT THE DAILY PROTESTS AGAINST THE SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY: NOVEMBER 25 - 30th

by American University Students Against Apartheid
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, presumably November 1984
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet on legal size paper most likely used as a poster advertising daily protest at the South African Embassy on November 15-30, 1984 and a rally at the American University Amphitheatre on December 7. The leaflet says Black people must carry "passbooks," are denied the fundamental right to vote, and do not earn equal wages as whites for performing the same work. Black South African men are forced to leave their families in the homelands for many months at a time to work in controlled areas, and Black women are not allowed to live with their families while working in white areas as domestics. In 1960, 69 people were gunned down in the Sharpeville Massacre for protesting passbook laws; in 1976, hundreds of youth were killed for protesting the inferior education given to blacks in the Soweto rebellions. In 1978, Steve Biko, a leading activist, was killed while in police custody. In the past month, more than 167 people have been killed and hundreds have been arrested, top labor and political organizers have been detained without charge, and black townships have been invaded by armed police. People are invited to join with the Free South Africa Movement that began on November 21, 1984 with the sit-in at the South African Embassy by Congressman Fauntroy, Mary Berry of the Civil Rights Commission, and Randall Robinson of TransAfrica. The leaflet mentions protest against injustice, the Reagan administration, the White House comment line, and action against U.S. support for apartheid. [Note: This PDF was made from the layout version prepared to be copied.]

Used by permission of Will Stone.
Collection: Private collection of Will Stone