[Dear Friends, Enclosed, please find information to circulate to your contacts regarding South Africa's participation in the United States Tennis Association's (U.S.T.A.) Championship ...]
by Y.B. Holly, Africa Network
with Dennis Brutus
Evanston, Illinois, United States
July 6, 1988
The mailing includes information about South Africa's participation in the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) Championship in Flushing Meadow, New York in August and September and its attempt to participate in the tennis competition at the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea in September. People are asked to write to John Fogarty, Chief Operating Officer of USTA, stating that USTA's invitation to South Africa violates the United Nations Cultural and Sport Boycott of Apartheid South Africa. Letters also should be sent to Hon. Edward Koch, Mayor of the City of New York, and Mr. Abdennour Abrous, Chief, Publicity, Assistance, and Promotion of International Action Branch, Centre Against Apartheid, United Nations. The mailing asks people to send statements of support to Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the International Olympic Committee, for maintaining a principled stand of opposing South Africa's participation in the Olympic Games, in compliance with Olympic Charter regulations. The mailing includes APPEAL FOR PROTEST AGAINST RACISM IN TENNIS, dated June 26, 1988, and a newspaper article, "I.O.C. Amplifies Apartheid Stand; Tennis Conflict Seen," by Michael Janofsky. The mailing includes “Resolution 35/206E of 16 December, 1980, Cultural, Academic and Other Boycott of South Africa” adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It also includes COPY OF TELEGRAM MESSAGE sent to City Councilman Wendell Foster, Chairman of the International Intergroup Relations and Special Events Committee, New York City Council.
Used by permission of former members of Africa Network.
Collection: Selma Waldman collection on the Seattle Coalition Against Apartheid (SCCA), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections