Midwest Conference Against Apartheid

by Midwest Coalition Against Apartheid
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Undated, about October or early November 1984
2 pages
Type: Program
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Leaflet with the program of the Midwest Conference Against Apartheid at Wayne State University on November 2, 3 and 4, 1984. The leaflet says the theme is apartheid divides-the struggle unites. The program says there is an opening rally. The program says there are two video-tapes A REMARKABLE MAN, the arrest and torture of Dean Simon Farisani of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of South Africa, and SOUTH AFRICA: TO THE LAST DROP OF BLOOD which shows the first ever permitted interview with African National Congress guerillas in Angola and interviews with Nelson Mandela, Winnie Mandela and Oliver Tambo. The program says there will be a performance of the play FOR BETTER NOT FOR WORSE by anti-apartheid actors Selaelo Maredi and Seth Sibanda. People on the program include Mamazane Xulu, ANC Women's Section Representative; State Representatives Virgil Smith and Nelson Saunders; City Councilwomen Barbara Rose-Collins; Dumisani Kumalo, ACOA Projects Director; David Scott, Legislative Liaison, TransAfrica; SWAPO Representative, Catherine Blackwell; Bill Roundtree; Council President Erma Henderson; Prof. Bernard Magubane; Honorable George W. Crocket, Jr.; Joshua Nessen, ACOA Student Coordinator; Ben Khoapa, Grand Valley State College; Dalgleish Mathengu; Greg Mathis, Rainbow Coalition; Prof. Jemadari Kamara. University of Flint Afro-American Studies; Joe Briggs, RWL; Seth Sibanda, Tracy Jordan, Kano Smith, Museum of African-American History; Perry Bullard; Godfrey Sithole; Charlayne Haynes, Art Against Apartheid; Selaelo Maredi; Rev. Maurice Ngakane, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church; Rev. Aldridge; Don Van Hoeven, WMU (Western Michigan University) Kalamazoo; Cecilia Holliday; Rev. M.C. Nyathi, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church; Prof. Schavi Diara, Black Studies, Wayne State University; Monica Moorehead, All Peoples Congress; Robert Norfolk; Marjorie Lloyd; Kgati Sathakwe; Barbara Lyttle; Debbie Johnson; Tiny Conco, Nakazi Ntlabati; Pete Camarata; Joe Poniggs; Nonzwakazi Ntlabati; Carol Upshaw; Diane Upshaw; and Jackson Swartz. The program discusses the ANC (African National Congress), ACOA (American Committee on Africa), All Peoples Congress, the Union of Black Journalists, St. Andrews Episcopal Church, mass struggle, international sanctions, media and material aid, the Pan-African Students Union, the Center for African Studies, the Southern Africa Freedom Committee of the All Peoples Congress, the Coalition of Black Organizations ay Wayne State University, the Southern Africa Liberation Committee of East Lansing, The Rainbow Coalition, the Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid, Global Awareness Organization, International Socialist Organization, the National Lawyers Guild, Revolutionary Workers League, The November 28 Coalition, Granada Foundation, the All African Peoples Revolutionary Party, Warren (Ohio) Anti-Apartheid Mission, Southern Africa Students Organization, Organization of Students of African Descent at Henry Ford Community College, The Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika, and the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root