[Artists and Athletes refusing to go to or perform in South Africa until apartheid is dismantled are being encouraged and commended in a bill …]

by Artists and Athletes Against Apartheid
Washington, DC, United States
Undated, about early July 1984
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

Congressman George W Crockett Jr. has introduced House Concurrent Resolution 336 expressing Congress’ support for U.S. artists and athletes who decline to participate in South Africa because of apartheid. Executive committee members of Artists & Athletes Against Apartheid will be key witnesses at hearings planned in the early fall. The bill addresses South Africa's attempts to break its international cultural isolation by luring celebrities to Sun City, Bophuthatswana. Hazel Dean Ross is listed as the contact person. The press release mentions the State Department, recognition of "independent homelands," and UN resolutions that seek to mobilize cultural and sports personalities against apartheid.


Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers