[Washington, D.C. has become the first major American City to consider municipal economic action against selected U.S. corporations ...]

by Ronald Walters, Robert Pruitt, Anti-Apartheid Committee for Selective Purchasing
Washington, DC, United States
August 4, 1975
Publisher: Anti-Apartheid Committee for Selective Purchasing
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing reporting that Washington, D.C. has become the first major American City to consider municipal economic action against selected U.S. corporations involved in the support of South African apartheid. This nationally unprecedented resolution called for an end to future city business with Control Data, IBM, ITT and Motorola corporations. The resolution was introduced by Councilman Rev. James Coates, with cosponsors Marion Barry, Rev. Douglas Moore, and Rev. Jerry Moore. The mailing, signed by Ronald Walters, African Heritage Studies Association, and Robert Pruitt, Metropolitan AME Church, asks community organizations and individuals to support the proposed anti-apartheid selective boycott.
Collection: Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections