Randall Robinson, Nelson Mandela and Gay McDougall

Randall Robinson, Nelson Mandela and Gay McDougall

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Soweto, South Africa
Late October 1991
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Nelson Mandela (center) flanked by Randall Robinson, President of TransAfrica, and Gay McDougall, Executive Director of the Southern Africa Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, during a trip to South Africa by 33 prominent African-Americans on October 20-22, 1991. The delegation included politicians, entertainers, sports celebrities, businessman and trade union officials. The group came as part of a campaign to support the call by the African National Congress (ANC) to maintain sanctions and discourage the Bush Administration from concessions to the Pretoria government. The trip included a visit to the black townships of Soweto and Alexandra.  Behind the three are Maxine Waters (in blue) and Arthur Ashe. (Source: Gay McDougall; and "American Blacks Back Mandela on Sanctions" by Christopher S. Wren, The New York Times, November 3, 1991) 
Used by permission of Gay McDougall
Collection: Private collection of Gay McDougall