Are You on Trial for Treason?
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Undated, early 1959
Brochure of the South Africa Defense Fund of the American Committee on Africa that focuses on the Treason Trial in South Africa. In December 1956, the South African police arrested 156 people in dawn raids. They were charged with treason, liable to penalty of death, because of their leadership of peaceful demonstrations and statements against apartheid. Writer Alan Paton, Anglican Bishop Ambrose, and others in South Africa have set up a Fund to help the accused and have urgently requested aid from America. The brochure includes a quote by Erwin N. Griswold, Dean of Harvard Law School, who was an International Observer at the August 1958 Treason Trial. It discusses the Suppression of Communism Act and the Freedom Charter. The Right Rev. James A. Pike and John Gunther are co-chairmen of the South Africa Defense Fund co-Chairmen. • The Story of the South Africa Treason Trial • How Can This Happen? • What Have The Accused Done? • Why Is It Our Concern? • Here’s what you can do
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: George M. Houser Africa collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections