Picket of cargo from South Africa

Picket of cargo from South Africa

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San Francisco, California, United States
December 17, 1962
SUPPORT UN RESOLUTION BOYCOTT SO. AFRICA, ILWU PLEASE DO NOT HANDLE THIS SOUTH AFRICAN CARGO, C.O.R.E. PROTESTS SOUTH AFRICAN RACIAL DISCRIMINATION 
Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), in coordination with the Mary-Louise Hooper, West Coast Representative of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), boycotted the unloading of cargo from South Africa including asbestos, coffee and hemp. The cargo was on the Dutch ship Raki that arrived at Pier 19. Longshoremen, members of Local 10, refused to cross a picket line led by Hooper. The picket included members of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Northern California Committee on Africa. (Source: "No Justice, No Ships Get Loaded: Political Boycotts on the San Francisco Bay and Durban Waterfronts" by Peter Cole, International Review of Social History 58 [2013]; and Death of Nelson Mandela recalls decades of ILWU support for anti-apartheid struggle January 2, 1014 accessed March 27, 2015) [Note: sometimes the name is Northern California Committee for Africa, it is not known which is correct.]
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Collection: ILWU Library and Archives