(Volume 1 #3)
by Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Contents: NELSON MANDELA SPEAKS IN ATLANTA • IBM • benefit • BOEING • The newsletter says Nelson Mandela, deputy President of the African National Congress and former South African political prisoner, will speak at a mass rally in Atlanta on June 27; the rally will be held in Georgia Tech's football stadium. Buses will leave from Charlotte at 9:00 a.m.; for ticket information cal Lyndall Hare of the Charlotte Organizing Project. The newsletter says IBM continues its business in South Africa, and IBM has millions of dollars in city and state contracts in Charlotte and North Carolina, more broadly. Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa feel it is time to look at IBM's ties to South Africa. The newsletter says Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa held a benefit on March 10 for Nthabiseng Mabuza, a young South African women who was shot by South African Security Forces during a raid in Gaborone, Botswana. The newsletter reports on a shanty protest by SANE/Freeze in front of Boeing Aircraft’s headquarters; "No Airplanes for Apartheid" was painted on the shanty. The Rev. Robert L. Jeffrey Sr., pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, occupied the shanty and fasted. The newsletter includes a “Boycott Coca-Cola, Free South Africa” image. The newsletter discusses the African National Congress (ANC), Manhattan Borough President David Dinkins, and the Coalition to Stop Boeing’s Contract with Apartheid.
Used by permission of Lyndall Hare, a former member of Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Lyndall Hare