[Dear Friend: We are calling on all Black people and others who believe in freedom to boycott the products of the Gulf Oil Company.]
by Randall Robinson, Chris Nteta, Brenda Robinson, Pan-African Liberation Committee
Brookline Village, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, Fall 1973?
This mailing asks people to boycott Gulf Oil Company products and to donate to the Pan-African Liberation Committee. In the Portuguese-held African colonies of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands, people are being massacred, napalmed, machine-gunned, and imprisoned for seeking independence and self-determination. Portugal, Europe’s poorest country, cannot finance its wars alone. Gulf is the most important multi-national corporate investor in these colonies; its $200 million investment comprises two-thirds of total U.S. investment. Black people throughout the U.S. are focusing national attention on Gulf's role in the colonial subjugation of African people. Boycott activities began with distributing posters, bumper stickers, and pamphlets in many parts of the country. The mailing includes “Gulf Boycott Endorsers.” [Note on date: The mailing mentions the Pan-African Liberation Committee’s advertisement in Ebony magazine, which appeared in the August 1973 issue. (The issue can be seen in Google Magazines.)]
Used by permission of former members of the Pan-African Liberation Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root