by Jesse L. Jackson, International Freedom Mobilization
New York, New York, United States
April 17, 1979
Publisher: International Freedom Mobilization
9 pages
Complete text of address delivered by the Reverend Dr. Jesse L. Jackson, national president of Operation PUSH (People United To Save Humanity) at the Summit Conference of Black Religious Leaders On Apartheid at the United Nations Church Center sponsored by the International Freedom Mobilization. The address says from the holocaust of the slavery period to the recent decades of mass upsurge for civil rights, the Black Church has been a source of moral power and material resources in our struggle for social change in the United States; now we are called upon to mobilize that power in support of the struggle for liberation and human rights in South Africa. The address says we are also encouraged and strengthened by the victories of the peoples of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau over Portuguese colonialism; now the unfolding revolutionary struggle in Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa are bringing to full fruition the process of social emancipation on the African continent. The speech discusses racism, economic sanctions, the Krugerrand, economic pressure, political pressure, South Africa's participation in sport events, the Davis Cup Tennis Matches in Nashville, the Kallie Knoetze-Sharkey fight in Miami, the 1980 Olympics, refugee camps, the growing movement to stop all bank loans to the apartheid regime, Citibank, human rights, the hanging of freedom fighters, Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress (ANC), Robben Island, Kelly Miller Smith, and gold.
Collection: Kenneth K. Martin Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections