Pasadena, California, United States
June 16, 1980
2 pages
On the fourth anniversary of the Soweto uprising, this statement was presented to Mayor Tom Bradley opposing South Africa’s plan to open a consulate in Los Angeles. It points out that the United Nations has declared apartheid a crime against humanity. It also notes that Los Angeles is a sister city with Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and that the South African military has violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Zambia. The statement asks Mayor Bradley to convey to the State Department that he will use all his power to prevent the opening of the consulate. The statement is signed by: National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation; Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Association of Film Craftsmen (Local 531) NABET - AFL-CIO; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Trade Union for Action and Democracy (TUAD); Reverend Edgar R. Edwards (Immanuel United Church of Christ); Southern California United Church of Christ Conference; African Activists Association; Bishop H.H. Brookins (AME 5th Episcopal District); American Federation of Teachers - Black Caucus (AFT ); Reverend Phillip Zwerling; National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL); Dr. Daniel Morgan (Guidance Church of Religious Science); Reverend John Bradford (Guidance Church of Religious Science); Women for Racial and Economic Equality (WREE); United Electrical, Radio .& Machine Workers of America (UE Local 1421); Reverend A. F. Rousseau (McCarty Memorial Christian Church); California Democratic Council - Black Caucus South; International Brotherhood of General Workers (IBGWU Local 301); Coalition for Economic Survival (CES); Communication Workers of America (CWA Local 11505); National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR); United Steel Workers of America (USWA); U.S. Peace Council; South Africa Support Coalition (SASC); American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME - Local 2070); Young Workers Liberation League (YWLL); L.A. Committee in Defense of the Bill of Rights; and Frank Wilkinson.
Used by permission of a former member of the Southern Africa Support Committee.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections