Here are some background notes on Harold Rogers for the Civil Rights Committee meeting on April 2, per your request.

by Kathy Devine, Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
Forest Park, Illinois, United States
March 26, 1993
Publisher: Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid
2 pages
Type: Memorandum
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Memorandum to Dick Ziebell, Chair of Chicago Civil Rights Committee of the UAW, with information about Harold Rogers, who is Chairman of the Department and Professor of African and African-American History at Olive Harvey College. Rogers also is a member of the American Federation of Teachers. Rogers has a history of solidarity with the African National Congress and the South African union movement dating back to the 1960s, when he helped the ANC open its first U.S. office in New York. Rogers travels to the African continent every year. He has met often with ANC leaders in exile, both in the U.S. and in Africa. In 1992, at the ANC’s request, Rogers went to South Africa for the first time and met with ANC and union leaders and visited a major nurses’ strike at the Soweto public hospital. The ANC and Coalition of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) invited the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid to the first international anti-apartheid conference inside South Africa, and Rogers attended the conference. Rogers is on the National Executive Board of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and is one of the coordinators of the Illinois Labor Network.
Used by permission of a former member of the Illinois Labor Network Against Apartheid.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers