Oakland, California, United States
April 29, 1994
5 pages
Type: Program
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Program for the SOUTH AFRICA ELECTION CELEBRATION on April 29, 1994 at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in Oakland. The program includes MUSIC - Mud Hut Band, CHILDREN’S DANCE GROUP - Yap B-Town Dancers, WELCOME CO-M.C.'S - Keith Carson & Barbara Rogers, KPIX Anchor/Reporter, PRAYER - T.S. Farisani, Dean of Evangelical Lutheran Church and candidate for Parliament from Venda, INSPIRATIONAL SONG - Lift Every Voice and Sing (with lyrics) - The Spirits DANCE - McClymonds African Dance Ensemble, GOSPEL - The Gospel Sparrows, STATEMENTS - Rev. Cecil Williams, Glide Memorial Church, Mary King, Alameda County Supervisor & Owen Marron, Ex. Sec-Treasurer Alameda County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, BAND - Amandla Poets, CHOIR - Vukani Mawethu, STATEMENTS - Leo Robinson, Chair, Southern Africa Liberation Support Committee for Local 10 - 1979-1990; Maudelle Shirek, Berkeley City Council Person; Wilson Riles, Jr., American Friends Service Committee; Natalie Bayton, Oakland City Council Person, DRUMMERS - Qmo-Shango Percussion Ensemble, STATEMENTS - Eilhu Harris, Mayor-City of Oakland; Omari Musa, OCAW Local 1-326; Pat Ford, President, SEIU Local 616; Pedro Noguera, U.C.B. Professor, Student Body President during Divestiture 1985-87; Margaret Fortune, former  UC Berkeley Student Body President, PERFORMANCE - Michael Lange, Malcolm X's-Message To The Grassroots, (excerpt) FUNDRAISING APPEAL - Dean Farisani, POEM - Half Step From Slavery-Joy Holland, STATEMENTS - Mosala Mosegami, ANC Student Organizer; Nosisi Mbuli, Committee of South Africans in the Bay Area (COSABA), KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Ronald V. Dellums, Congressman 9th Dist. DANCE - Khumbhula South African Dance Company, STATEMENT - Kevin Danaher, Co-Director of Global Exchange and Member of Bay Area South Africa Network (BASAN), PRESENTATION - Andrea Turner, BASAN Member, GUEST CELEBRITIES - Zakes Mokae, South African Actor; Richard Grant, Actor, CHOIR - Peace Gospel Choir, BENEDICTION - Rev. Betita Coty, Shiloh Christian Fellowship Church, CHOIR - Nkosi Sikelela, Vukani Mawethu. The program includes ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, CONTRIBUTORS, and COMMITTEE MEMBERS. The program includes the lyrics to The African National Anthem (including verses in Zulu and Sesotho). An ERRATA page lists additional statements by Betty Cooper, Chair, American Indian Nelson Mandela Planning Committee; Harold Mure, Grand Master, Prince Hall Grand Lodge; and Assemblymembers Tom Hayden and Barbara Lee. The program is dedicated to John George and all those who have died for freedom in South Africa. Proceeds to benefit democratic elections in South Africa. The program mentions Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC), UC (University of California), Ossie Lawrence, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and Yvonne Murphy.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers