Protest against Union Carbide's importation of Rhodesian chrome

Protest against Union Carbide's importation of Rhodesian chrome

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by Beryl Goldberg
New York, New York, United States
April 18, 1972
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
American Committee on Africa (ACOA) President William H. Booth (left) and ACOA Executive Director George M. Houser talking to a reporter at a demonstration outside Union Carbide's annual meeting on April 18, 1972 protesting the company's importation of chrome from Rhodesia. The demonstration was sponsored by the American Committee on Africa and the Inter-Religious Foundation for Community Organizations (IFCO).The United Nations Security Council had adopted mandatory trade sanctions against Rhodesia in 1966. The sanctions were adopted in response to the Rhodesian white minority government’s unilateral declaration of independence from Britain rather that following British demands that the colony move toward eventual majority rule. In 1971, the U.S. Congress had passed the Byrd Amendment to the Military Procurement Act of 1971 which allowed importing of chrome and other strategic minerals despite the U.N. sanctions.
Used by permission of Beryl Goldberg.
Collection: Henry Lieberg collection