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International Committee Against Racism

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Duration: 1973 - 1996
Location: New York, New York, United States


The Committee Against Racism (CAR) was formed in 1973.  Later the organization changed its name to the International Committee Against Racism (InCAR). The organization had chapters in a number of cities. CAR/InCAR took up many different battles against racism in the United States, including successful efforts to physically break up Ku Klux Klan (KKK) rallies. InCAR/CAR were involved in the struggle against apartheid. The Baltimore chapter was involved in a campaign to get McGraw-Hill to divest from South Africa and not to sell their books in that country. InCAR and Progressive Labor Party were sister organizations, strongly supporting each other in their struggle to combat racism.(Source: Bill Bleich, a former member of the Baltimore chapter CAR/InCAR; InCAR and CAR documents on this website; and InCAR description on Wikipedia.)