[Dear friends: We write to seek your participation in a campaign to withdraw organizational and individual accounts ...]

by William Booth, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
April 29, 1977
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
3 pages
Mailing asking people to participate in a campaign to withdraw organizational and individual accounts from United States banks making loans to racist South Africa. The mailing was one of the first of the Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa. The mailing says the enclosed brochure describes these loans, currently estimated to total $2 billion. The mailing says the loans to South Africa are providing critical underpinning to the racist South African government and government-controlled corporations. The mailing says during the last year over one thousand unarmed people, many of them children, were shot and killed by South African police and soldiers. The mailing says scores were wounded and over 4000 jailed in the struggle by the black South African majority for the dismantling of apartheid. The mailing asks people and their organization join the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) in this effort by signing the attached statement of endorsement; withdrawing accounts from the banks concerned and informing bank officials of the reason; and mobilizing other organizations and individuals to join the campaign and withdraw their accounts.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections