A CELEBRATION OF SOUTH AFRICAN HEROES DAY
by New Bethel Baptist Church, Midwest Coalition Against Apartheid, Wayne State University Pan African Students Union
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Undated, early December 1984
Midwest Coalition Against Apartheid
Leaflet advertising an event on Sunday, December 16, 1984. The leaflet says New Bethel Baptist Church and the Midwest Coalition Against Apartheid with the Pan African Students Union at Wayne State University present a celebration of South African Heroes Day. The leaflet says the program includes Rev. Robert Smith Jr.- THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESPONSE TO THE APARTHEID ISSUE, AND THE RESPONSIBILITY OF BLACK CHURCHES TOWARDS OPPRESSION IN AFRICA; Abiyome Azikiwe of the Pan African Students Union- THE RESPONSIBILITY OF STUDENTS TO THEIR COMMUNITY CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF OPPRESSION; Kgati Sathekge of the Midwest Coalition Against Apartheid- THE MEANING OF HEREOS DAY TO THE OPPRESSED PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA AND THE ROLE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CHURCH IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION; SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER TO BE ANNOUNCED; Chaired by Gregory Mathis of the Rainbow Coalition. The leaflet says there will a video presentation of , the cultural warriors of the African National Congress. The leaflet also advertises a protest demonstration at the General Motors headquarters building in Detroit on Friday, December 14, 1984. The leaflet includes a press release SUPPORT FOR THE FREE SOUTH AFRICA MOVEMENT CAMPAIGN- CLARION CALL TO ACTION; DEMONSTRATION AT GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING DECEMBER 14, 1984, 3 PM. PROGRAMS A NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH AND VETERAN MEMORIAL BUILDING, DECEMBER 16, 1984. The leaflet discusses TransAfrica, General Motors (GM), IBM, Burroughs, Ford, racist South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC), Robert Norfolk, Akua Budu, Marjorie Lloyd, Congressman John Conyers, George W. Crockett Jr., the Nuclear Freeze Movement, the All Peoples Congress, Shrine of the Black Madonna, the Nation of Islam, the National Black Independent Political Party, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), the New Afrikan Peoples Organization, the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika, the South African Embassy, and detained labor leaders.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root