[Today at 3:00 p.m., the Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith of Allen Temple Baptist Church will release a statement signed by 90 leaders of major religious faiths and organizations representing millions of Americans.]

by WITNESS for South Africa
Oakland, California, United States
May 16, 1985
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

The press release announces a press conference at Lawrence Hall of Science at which a statement will be released signed by 90 leaders of major religious faiths and organizations that expresses opposition to apartheid and a call for TOTAL DIVESTMENT by the Regents of the University of California. Signers range from national heads of religious faiths, to Directors of Councils of Churches throughout the U.S., to the California-based Bishops of national denominations, to highly respected leaders within the Greater Bay Area. These signatures were gathered in only three days – testimony to the widespread support for the demand of total divestment by the University of California that has come from students, faculty and employees. The press contacts are Miloanne Hecathorn and Karen R. Johnson. The press release mentions an interfaith service and vigil, and U.S. corporations.

Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers