Reception for Oliver Tambo

Reception for Oliver Tambo

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by David Vita
New York, New York, United States
January 22, 1987
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
In January 1987 the American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund hosted a reception for African National Congress (ANC) President Oliver R. Tambo. Seen here is Africa Fund chair Tilden LeMelle presenting Tambo with a check for more than $100,000 from money raised from the anti-apartheid album Sun City. The Sun City project raised more than $1 million for ANC projects to meet the educational, cultural and health needs of South African exiles; to aid South Africa political prisoners and their families; and aid the anti-apartheid education work in the United States, including campaigns to free detainees and political prisoners and mobilize communities to protest apartheid. From left to right: Little Steven van Zandt, producer of "Sun City"; Oliver R. Tambo; Tilden LeMelle, and Harry Belafonte, MC of the reception. The reception was held at Roosevelt House, Hunter College, New York City.
Used by permission of David Vita and Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa and The Africa Fund).