[Entertainer Ray Charles will be the target of protest nest Sunday ad Saratoga Performing Arts Center]

by Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism
Albany, New York, United States
June 26, 1983
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This document is apparently a press release. The document says entertainer Ray Charles will be the target of protest Sunday, July 3 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Charles is slated to perform at the Kool Jazz Festival. The Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism is protesting Charles's appearance because of his violation of the United Nations Resolutions call for "all states and organizations to suspend cultural, educational, sporting and other exchanges with the racist regime in South Africa which perpetuates apartheid." Ray Charles arrogantly ignored pleas of South African liberation groups not to support the racist regime by performing in South Africa.
Used by permission of former members of the Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism.
Collection: Private collection of Vera Michelson