SHARPEVILLE TO CROSSROADS
IN SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK RESISTANCE TO APARTHEID A WEEK OF EDUCATION AND ACTION
by Washington State Rainbow Coalition
Seattle, Washington, United States
Late February or very early March 1985
Leaflet advertising a series of events from March 16th to March 24th including with Neo Mnumzana, ANC Representative to the United Nations at Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University. The leaflet says March 21, 1985 is the 25th university of the historic Sharpeville Massacre. South African police killed and wounded people resisting forced relocation at Crossroads recently. U.S. banks and corporations continue to bankroll the repressive apartheid and the Reagan administration has implemented a policy of "constructive engagement" with the racist South African regime. The U.S. anti-apartheid movement has demanded total economic, military, political, cultural and diplomatic boycott of South Africa, and bills have been introduced at all levels of government calling for a boycott and for disinvestment. The leaflet mentions the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid, Transafrica, and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Events listed on the leaflet include: March 16th: Evening with Tandi Luthuli Gcabashe (exiled nurse from South Africa, member of the ANC (African National Congress), and daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli) and Billie Jean Young from the Southern Women's Cultural Project with a play about the life of Fannie Lou Hammer; March 17: Picket Against the South Africa Consulate; March 19: "Sizwe Banzi is Dead," a play about the pass laws in South Africa, benefit for the Coalition; March 21: Candlelight Vigil at the South African Consulate; March 22: Zimbabwean Marimba & Dance with Gwunyai & Sukutai; March 23: African National Congress; March 24: Rally/Demonstration at the South African Consulate. • What is Apartheid? • What is the current situation?
Collection: Southern Africa Solidarity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Selma Waldman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections