by Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Undated, about March 1978
8 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Switzerland
Language: English
The pamphlet describes the Sharpeville massacre that occurred on March 21, 1960 when about 10,000 Black South Africans protested against the pass laws at a local police station at Sharpeville, a small town in the Transvaal, South Africa. The pamphlet says in early 1977, Ian Smith announced an "internal settlement" with consenting Black nationalists; such an agreement was signed last month between the Rhodesian government and a handful puppet blacks. Speakers during Sharpeville Commemoration Week include Terivafi Kangai, ZANU (Zimbabwe African Nation Union); Nelson Johnson, African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC); Theo-Ben Gurirab, SWAPO; and Thami Mhlambiso, ANC (African National Congress). The pamphlet discusses a petition to stop the U.S. Export-Import Bank from financing apartheid and the Free the Pretoria 12 Campaign. It also asks people to support 1977 Wisconsin State Assembly Bill 1213 which would require the State to stop investing in companies that support apartheid. The pamphlet says the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is providing assistance to refugee camps in Botswana. Contents: WHAT IS SHARPEVILLE? • ZIMBABWE (RHODESIA) • NAMIBIA: A REMINDER • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS • During Sharpeville Week, listen to VOICES OF AFRICAN LIBERATION • YOU CAN HELP STOP THE OPPRESSION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA • REFUGEES FROM APARTHEID NEED YOUR HELP • Who are They? • Why Do They Become Refugees?
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Minter, former members of Madison Area Committee on Southern Africa.
Collection: William Minter Southern Africa Papers