Picketing the South African Pioneer on Pier 6 at the Brooklyn docks

Picketing the South African Pioneer on Pier 6 at the Brooklyn docks

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by Collin Gonze
Brooklyn, New York, United States
October 9 or 10, 1963
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) organized a picket of the ship the South African Pioneer on Pier 6 at the Brooklyn docks. The ship was carrying goods from South Africa. George Houser, Executive Director of ACOA, is in the middle with a sign reading "American Oppose Apartheid." Brooklyn longshoremen, members of Local 1814 of the International Longshoremen's Association, had respected the picket line for two days. On the third day, the South African Pioneer was unloaded. This item was digitized by the Amistad Research Center, which made it available to the African Activist Archive. See http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: American Committee on Africa collection, Amistad Research Center