Fact Sheet on on the Demonstration Against Rhodesian Cargo

by Baltimore Revolutionary Workers' Organization
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
June 1973
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This document says that the Baltimore Revolutionary Workers' Organization received word from the American Committee on Africa of an incoming ship on May 30. The ship was the African Meteor owned by Farrell Lines. The ship was carrying 1,500,000 pounds of ferrochrome and 398 tons of nickel in the form of electrolyte cathodes from Rhodesia. The purchaser was Phillips Brothers, a division of Engelhardt. A press conference was called by Baltimore Congressman Parren Mitchell for June 6. Also present were representatives of the African Liberation Support Committee and Baltimore Revolutionary Workers' Organization. A statement from Henry Richardson, an official of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 333, also was delivered. On June 11, a multinational picket line was set up at Locust Point, but workers crossed it and unloaded the shipload of processed nickel and other goods except the chrome ore. [Note: The document that was digitized suffered water damage.]
Collection: Henry Lieberg collection