SCAR newsletter

by Chicago Student Coalition Against Racism
Chicago, Illinois, United States
April 8, 1977
2 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The newsletter of the Chicago Student Coalition Against Racism (SCAR) reports that on March 26, 300 people assembled at the Federal Office Building for a picket line and march to the Civic Center to protest the U.S role in supporting racist minority regimes in southern Africa. Speakers at the rally included Prof. Zvogbo of Lewis College and representative of ZANU; Bill Hampton, brother of slain Black Panther leader, Fred Hampton; Abdul BiiaI Kareem, Mathews/McKay Defense Com.; Donna Stutts, National Alliance of Black Feminists; Saladin EI Tabuk, Student Coalition Against Racism; Rev. Warren Day; Deb Brewster of the Coalition for the Liberation of Angola Mozambique and Guinea Bissau; poet Jeffrey Stewart; and Prof. Jose Lopez, noted Puerto Rican activist. The rally was co-chaired by Dolores Griffith of the Matthews/McKay Defense Committee and Judy Hagans of the Student Coalition Against Racism. The march and rally were sponsored by the MARCH 26 ANTI-APARTEID COMMITTEE and was endorsed by over 20 Chicago organizations and individuals. The newsletter reports Tsietsi Mashinini, first president of the Soweto Student Representative Council, and Khotso Seatlholo, Mashinini's successor, were both forced into exile after the South African government launched massive manhunts to capture them. Mashinini and Seatlholo toured the Chicago area last month to explain the horrid living conditions of the South African blacks as part of a U.S. toured sponsored by the International Defense and Aid Fund and National Student Coalition Against Racism. The newsletter discusses apartheid, the University of Illinois, Dennis Brutus, the Wesley South radio talk show, Shiloh Baptist Church, the Afrikaans language, Percy Julian High School, Kennedy-King College, Governors State University, and the Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Contents: 300 MARCH AND RALLY IN CHICAGO, Protesters demand an end to U.S.'s racist role in southern Africa • Dear Sisters and Brothers • SOWETO STUDENT LEADERS TOUR CHICAGO TO BUILD MARCH 26 DEMONSTRATION • DEATH PENALTY TO BE RESTORED IN ILLINOIS
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections