[Dear (either name, or "supporter of racial justice")]

by Richard E. Lapchick, American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
June 3, 1977
Publisher: ARENA The Institute for Sport and Social Analysis
3 pages
Text for a letter introducing individuals and organizations to ACCESS, the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society. The letter is to be sent to organizations recommended by the American Friends Service Committee, which is part of the ACCESS coalition of political, religious, civil rights and sports groups. The mailing says the coalition members feel that sport is a mirror of society and, sport is an area where South Africa has been most vulnerable on the international level. The United States is still competing with South Africa in sports, and ACCESS is seeking to end all U.S. competition with South Africa as part of the international effort to totally isolate South Africa in sport. ACCESS has put together the International Advisory Commission to End Apartheid Sport and has coordinated simultaneous efforts in seven European nations, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka, and all of black Africa (though the OAU). The mailing discusses Ambassador Leslie 0. Harriman, the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid, Dennis Brutus, United Methodist Church, Women's Division of the Board of Global Ministries, educational campaigns, letter writing campaigns, fund raising events, local athletes, and direct action demonstrations.
Used by permission of Richard E. Lapchick.