by Congress of Racial Equality, American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 8, 1963
Publisher: American Committee on Africa, Congress of Racial Equality
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Press release announcing plans for a picket protesting the unloading of a South African ship, the African Pioneer, at Port Authority Pier 6 in Brooklyn on October 9. The press release says the organizers hope Brooklyn longshoreman will not cross the picket line. The picket is part of a campaign to urge the U.S. government to impose trade and diplomatic sanctions on South Africa. The press release discusses a resolution passed at the 1961 AFL-CIO Convention, in which the International Longshoremen's Association participated, calling for U.S. economic sanctions and the possibility of trade unionists refusing to handle South African goods.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: American Committee on Africa collection, Amistad Research Center