Winnie Mandela Solidarity Coalition

Winnie Mandela Solidarity Coalition

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by Winnie Mandela Solidarity Coalition
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
March 8, 1978
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Free Winnie Mandela
Members of the Winnie Mandela Solidarity Coalition (WMSC) took over the First National Bank of Boston at South Station on March 8, 1978, International Women's Day, to protest the bank's involvement in South Africa and in solidarity with Winnie Mandela who was in jail in South Africa at the time. They unfurled a banner, held a press conference and read a statement before bank officials could summon the police to remove then and end the action. Members of the WMSC, from left: Mina Readdy (former Cambridge Adult Center Director), Nadine Cohen (fair housing activist), Caroline Hunter (co-founder Polaroid Revolutionary Workers Movement), Ginger Ryan (Day Care advocate & worker), and Juanita Wade (former Boston School Committee member). This photograph was digitized by Clarity Films.
Photo courtesy of Caroline Hunter.
Collection: Private collection of Caroline Hunter