Message Concerning International Action Toward Economic Disengagement from South Africa

by Leslie O. Harriman, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Late November or December 1977
Publisher: American Committee on Africa, Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa
5 pages
In a statement delivered at the Church Center in New York, Leslie O. Harriman, Chairman, United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid, expressed satisfaction at the policy statement adopted by the National Council of the Churches of Christ (NCC) in November. Harriman said he hoped the two crucial measures adopted by the NCC - support to the oppressed people and their national liberation movement and withdrawal of funds from financial institutions making loans to South Africa - will be fully implemented by all U.S. churches and commended to other organizations. Harriman commended dedicating this meeting to the memory of Steve Biko. who, in his crucifixion by the racists, has become a symbol of the spirit of the black people of South Africa. The black students and workers in South Africa knew that their rising up after the Soweto massacre would lead not only to racist violence, but also to unemployment and hunger.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive