Southern Africa Support Project

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Duration: 1978 - ?
Location: Washington, DC, United States


The Southern Africa Support Project (SASP) was organized in June 1978 in Washington D.C. as a community organization to do political, educational and fund-raising work for the liberation struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia, and South Africa. It provided political and material assistance when possible to the people of the "Frontline States" (Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, and Tanzania), each of which was hard-hit by military raids, economic and political sabotage by the white minority regime in South Africa. SASP also played a major role in mobilizing for the picketing and arrests at the South African Embassy in 1985-86 that were an important effort of the Free South Africa Movement.

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Title: Southern Africa Support Project
Time Span: 1978 - 1985
Media: 5 boxes
Description: Most of the documents illustrate SASP activities in the United States to support and raise the awareness of the liberation struggles in southern Africa. The documents consist of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, photographs, newsletters, flyers, brochures, financial records, reports, memoranda, pamphlets, planning materials, and press releases. In 1985, Sylvia Hill, former chair and co-founder of SASP donated four boxes of its records. In 2003, Adwoa Dunn-Mouton donated a fifth box.
Housed At: Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Location: 500 Howard Place, NW, Washington, DC 20059, United States
Restrictions: By appointment. Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm
Phone: (202) 806-7240
Related Website: http://library.howard.edu/MSRC