SHARPEVILLE TO CROSSROADS: IN SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK RESISTANCE TO APARTHEID - A WEEK OF EDUCATION AND ACTION
by Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid
Seattle, Washington, United States
March 23, 1985
Program for an event on March 23, 1985 at Seattle University. Speakers include Mona Bailey; Cecelia Beckwith; Ephat Majuru, Master of MBIRA; Maryamu Eltayeb, Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid; Jean Sindab, Executive Director, Washington Office on Africa; John Gilbert; Gerald Lenoir; and Neo Mnumzana, Chief Representative to the United Nations for the African National Congress (ANC). The program says on March 21, 1960, thousands gathered in Sharpeville to protest the repressive pass laws; the South African police opened fire on the unarmed demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 227. The ANC, the leading anti-apartheid organization, was banned. On March 21, 1985, the people of South Africa commemorated the 25th anniversary of tis massacre. U.S. banks and corporation continue to bankroll apartheid, and the U.S. anti-apartheid movement call for total economic, military, political, cultural and diplomatic boycott of South Africa until apartheid is completely dismantled and an end to the policy of "constructive engagement." Drawing by Selma Waldman.
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections