STOP BANK LOANS to SOUTH AFRICA: DEMONSTRATE JUNE 16
AN EVENING OF SOLIDARITY FOR FREEDOM in Southern AFRICA
by Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, May or early June 1977
Leaflet advertising a demonstration at First National Bank and Continental Bank and an evening of solidarity for freedom in Southern Africa on June 16. The leaflet says the Furst National Bank of Chicago recently granted part of a $110 billion loan to the government of South Africa; Continental Illinois Corporation continues to make loans to U.S. corporations investing in South Africa; both banks sell the South African gold coin called the Krugerrand, a coin which is being distributed by South Africa to earn funds for its faltering economy; at the same time, Chicago citizens who save their hard-earned money at First National and Continental find it difficult if not impossible to get financing for their homes and home improvements. The leaflet asks people to close their accounts at First National and Continental in protest on June 16. The leaflet asks people to open their accounts at South Shore Bank or Amalgamated Bank. The leaflet advertises an evening event to commemorate Soweto at St. Paul and the Redeemer Church with speakers Theo Ben Gurirab of SWAPO and Dumi Marts, a South Africa exile, and a showing of the film There Is No Crisis. The leaflet says the evening event is sponsored by the Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa and the Soweto Commemoration Committee. The leaflet says the evening event is endorsed by New World Resource Center, Black Arts Celebration, Dennis Brutus, the Student Coalition Against Racism, the 8th Day Center, the Cabral Collective, the Committee for a Democratic Foreign Policy, Lou Palmer, and the National Lawyers Guild.
Used by permission of former members of Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa.
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections