STOP THE SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY TOUR IN THE U.S.
by Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour
New York, New York, United States
Undated, late August 1981
Leaflet advertises demonstrations against the Springboks, the national rugby team of South Africa, at Bleeker Stadium in Albany and also in Chicago and Rochester. The leaflet calls on Americans to stop the rugby tour, which is an attempt by South Africa to break out of its international isolation because of its policy of apartheid. Massive demonstrations and arrests have occurred in New Zealand, where the Springboks are currently playing. Slogans on the leaflet are: “Don’t play ball with apartheid - Stop the Tour!,” “Freedom and Independence for Namibia!,” “Victory to SWAPO!,” and “Victory to the Liberation of All Southern Africa.” [Notes: The leaflet mentions a match in Rochester which was cancelled about September 2, 1981, so this leaflet probably was produced before that date. This leaflet was most likely produced in New York, New York.]
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), and Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society (ACCESS). Both ACOA and ACCESS were active in Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour.
Collection: Alan Zaslavsky Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections