[Dear Friend, We have reason to believe that there will be an attempt by the expelled South African Olympic Committee to regain membership in the International Olympic Committee.]
by Dennis Brutus, Randall Robinson, Maxine Waters, Richard Lapchick, Vusi Shangase, Judy Chu, Elliot Baker, Robert Farrell, Midge Costanza, Thomas Kilgore, Frank Beeman, Ad Hoc Committee to Keep South Africa Out of the Olympics
Los Angeles, California, United States
December 26, 1983
Ad Hoc Committee to Keep South Africa Out of the Olympics
The mailing calls on the President of the International Olympic Committee, the President of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the Chair of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee to: 1) issue a clear public declaration that they will oppose any efforts by the racist regime of South Africa to regain membership in the International Olympic Committee; 2) support the Commonwealth Games Federation resolution; and 3) issue a public declaration opposing the establishment of a South African information center in Los Angeles to promote propaganda legitimizing apartheid in sport. The mailing is signed by Dennis Brutus, President, South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee; Randall Robinson, Executive Director, TransAfrica; Assemblywoman Maxine Waters, 48th District Ca; Richard Lapchick, National Chairperson of American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sports and Society; Vusi Shangase, Representative, African National Congress; Judy Chu, President, Los Angeles Chapter, Federation For Progress; Elliot Baker, Representative, Unity in Action; Robert Farrell, Los Angeles City Councilman, 8th District Ca; Midge Costanza, Former Assistant to President Carter; Reverend Thomas Kilgore, Second Baptist Church, Los Angeles; and Frank Beeman, [Intramural] Athletic Director of Michigan State University. The mailing also discusses a resolution passed by the International Conference on Sanctions Against Apartheid it Sport. It calls attention to a possible attempt by the expelled South African Olympic Committee to regain membership in the International Olympic Committee and to a three-week paid visit to South Africa by James Zumberger, president of the University of California, an Olympic Village site.
Used by permission of Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society, and Dennis Brutus of the South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections