by Ford T Johnston Jr., Committee of Conscience Against Apartheid
New York, New York, United States
About June 27, 1966
Publisher: Committee of Conscience Against Apartheid
3 pages
Text of a letter sent to anti-apartheid groups. The letter says the Committee of Conscience Against Apartheid, initiated by the American Committee on Africa and the National Student Christian Federation, is embarking on a campaign encouraging the withdrawal of funds from Chase Manhattan Bank and First National City Banks of New York to protest their involvement in South Africa. The letter says you will perhaps recall a similar effort made in March of 1966 by students of Union Theological Seminary who organized for withdrawal from the Morningside Heights branch of First National City Bank. The letter says as of now, the project will culminate on December 9th with a large demonstration and the withdrawal of accounts by depositors in these banks; it is our believe that while disengagement by the banks will not end apartheid, it will have an important impact on the economic stability of the South African Government; this project will be coupled with a campaign to begin after December 9th promoting total American economic withdrawal from South Africa. The letter says we are writing to you in the hope that you can organize a support rally on December 9th (the day before Human Rights Day). The document includes FOREIGN ANTI-APARTHEID ORGANIZATIONS including a list of organizations and addresses in Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, the German Democratic Republic, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, U.S.S.R. Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, England, Ireland, and the United States.
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa.
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections