Announcing Dennis Brutus

POET, TEACHER, SPORTSMAN SPEAKING ON: I WAS A PRISONER ON ROBBEN ISLAND and TOPICS RELATED TO APARTHEID
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late 1966 or early 1967
3 pages
Type: Brochure
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Brochure announcing a U.S. tour of Dennis Brutus from February 23 to March 31, 1967. The brochure says Brutus is a long-time member of anti-apartheid organizations such as the Coloured People’s Congress. Also, he and other leading non-white sportsmen formed the South African Non Racial Olympic Committee (SANROC) to fight racial segregation in sports. The brochure says he was banned, jailed on Robben Island, and forced to leave South Africa on an exit permit that prevents him from ever returning home. The brochure says Brutus is on the staff of the International Defense and Aid Fund in London. The purpose of the tour is to acquaint American with the situation in South Africa, particularly regarding conditions of the 5,000 political prisoners and color discrimination in sports, and to urge cooperation in a world boycott of South African athletes and raise funds for practical assistance to victims of South African racism through the Africa Defense and Aid Fund of the American Committee on Africa. The contact person for the tour is Mary-Louise Hooper.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive