[We protest participation in Canadian open national freestyle wrestling championship by Mike Baur and Carl Mangrum]
by African Students’ Association
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
May 13, 1982
Copy made for distribution of a mailgram sent by the Oregon State University (OSU) African Students Association to the Foreign Minister of Canada protesting participation by Mike Bauer and Carl Mangrum in the Canadian Open National Freestyle Wrestling Championship because of their visit to South Africa in September 1981 with Dale Thomas to wrestle non-members of the International Wrestling Federation (FILA), as documented by the United Nations Centre Against Apartheid. The mailgram says their participation in the forthcoming Vancouver tournament is illegal under FILA statutes. The document says copies were sent to Dr. Robert MacVicar, President, OSU; John Dustin, National Wrestling Administrator, AAU; Mario Saletnig, President, Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association; Ibrahim Noor, Secretary, UN Special Committee Against Apartheid; and Sam Ramsamy [not “Ramsammy”], Chairman, South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee; and several journalists.
Collection: Ed Ferguson Oregon anti-apartheid collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections