[I am writing to you to express appreciation for your interest and help in the deportation case against the five South African who were originally came as part of the cast of Sponono]

Memorandum on the Discontinuance of the Deportation Proceedings Against the Five South African Entertainers in the United States
by George M. Houser, Roland Watts, American Committee on Africa, Workers Defense League
New York, New York, United States
June 9, 1965
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
3 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing on the Sponono case. The cover letter expresses appreciation for interest and help in the deportation case of the five South Africans who originally came as part of the cast of Sponono. The letter says the government withdrew its deportation order on May 27. The letter says it was with mixed feelings that both the American Committee on Africa and the Workers Defense League greeted this action. On the one hand, the five South Africans were greatly relieved that they no longer have to live with the threat of deportation hanging over them - at least for the time being. But on the other hand, there was not a the decision that opponents of apartheid can find political asylum in the US. Enclosed in the mailing is a memorandum by Rowland Watts, attorney in charge of the case, which makes a brief analysis of the decision.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections