The newsletter reports on the banning of the South African Defence and Aid Fund and of Ian Robertson, President of the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS), who had invited Senator Robert Kennedy to South Africa. Frederick O'Neal, President of Actors Equity, hosted a party for ACOA to launch a Declaration of American Artists: "WE SAY NO TO APARTHEID." Abram Fischer, distinguished Afrikaner, former chairman of the South African Bar Council, and leading legal defender of opponents of aparthied, was sentenced to life imprisonment in May following his conviction on 15 charges, nine of them under the Suppression of Communism Act and the Sabotage Act. The newsletter reports on trials related to the African National Congress and the Pan Africanist Congress. It also reports on increased investment in South Africa by Ford, General Motors, Chrysler Corporation and Farrell Steamship Line. Contents: Defence and Aid Fund Proscribed • Senator Kennedy's South African Visit • American Committee on Africa Launches Anti-Apartheid Declaration • Life Imprisonment for Fischer • The 180 Day Law - Its Purpose • The Purge of the Eastern Cape • On the U.S. Scene • National City Bank Campaign • Stockholders Speak Out • Robert Resha's U.S. Tour • Partners in Apartheid, U.S. Capital Investment Grows • How You Can Help • Anti-Apartheid News
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections