RIGGS: Rich Man's Bank

by D.C. Bank Campaign
Washington, DC
Late 1979?
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Chile
Language: English
Contents: Banks Promote Housing Crisis in DC • Riggs' Record on Housing • Riggs Rated Worst by DC Government • Riggs Denies Community Services • Riggs in South Africa • Apartheid • From South Africa to DC • There's Even More Where That Came From! • Riggs Finances Racist Rule • Liberation Struggle in South Africa • Riggs in Chile • US Banks Support Pinochet • Riggs' Loans Aid Repression • Chilean People Resist • What is the DC Bank Campaign? • Demands of the DC Bank Campaign • Endorsers of the DC Bank Campaign • What You Can Do • Pamphlet produced as part of a campaign to get people to withdraw their money from Riggs National Bank. The pamphlet says endorsers of the DC Bank Campaign are the Alliance for Labor and Community Action; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), District 20; American University Committee Against Investments in South Africa; Center for Peace Studies; Chile Legislative Center; Clergy and Laity Concerned; Council on Hemispheric Affairs; D.C. Metro Area Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression; D.C. PIRG Public Interest Research Group); East of the River Neighborhood Reinvestment Association; Friends of the Filipino People; Human Rights Internet; Institute for Policy Studies (IPS); Middle East Resource and Information Project; National Network in Solidarity with the Nicaraguan People; Non-Intervention in Chile; Revolutionary Student Brigade; Southern Africa Support Project; St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church; TransAfrica; United Church of Christ Potomac Association Task Force on Southern Africa; Washington Office on Africa (WOA); and Washington Peace Center. The pamphlet Sharpeville, Soweto, Mayor Marion Barry, pass laws, Senator Dick Clark, mortgage loans, and General Pinochet.
Used by permission of former members of the D.C. Bank Campaign.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root