[Dear Mr. Hardwick: We are enclosing a. copy of our letter to W. E. Hester, President of the US Tennis Association, in protest …]

by Jewell Handy Gresham, Coalition of Concerned Black Americans
New York, New York, United States
April 19, 1977
1 page
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, United Kingdom
Language: English
Copy of a letter to Mr. Derek Hardwick, President, International Lawn Tennis Federation. The letter says we are enclosing a copy of our letter to W. E. Hester, President of the US Tennis Association, in protest of the sponsorship by the International Lawn Tennis Federation and the US Tennis Association of South African athletes in the United States; for the reasons stated in communication to our Secretary of State, the American Black community opposes the efforts to force your acceptance of South Africa in sports competition; the public position which you have taken--as reported by the American press--is one which we regret; we would appreciate being advised if there are errors in such a representation and would further appreciate being advised in regard to any of the matters discussed in any of the enclosed materials. The letter discusses the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF).
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar