Brochure advertising a march from the United Nations and a rally in Central Park on Saturday, June 14, 1986. The event is sponsored by the New York Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council, a coalition of more than 200 labor, religious, community and student organizations. The march and rally will commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Soweto Massacre, when more than 1,000 South Africans, including hundreds of students, were killed because of their devotion to freedom. Organizers plan for this to be the largest anti-apartheid rally ever held in the U.S. Major labor, religious, peace-loving and human rights leaders of South Africa will be invited to address the rally. The organizers seek to reverse the Reagan Administration's support of the Botha regime and to demonstrate that the people of the United States solidly support majority rule in South Africa. The brochure affirms that the freedom of the South African people is our freedom, and injustice anywhere affects justice everywhere. The Call is signed by Cleveland Robinson, Chairman; and Jim Bell, Coordinator of the New York Anti-Apartheid Coordinating Council. The brochure discusses the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU); District 65, UAW, AFL-CIO; Dag Hammarskjold Plaza; and the Harlem State Office Building. Among those listed on the leaflet as sponsors are: Art Against Apartheid, the Black Students Communications Organizing Network, Chelsea Against Apartheid Coalition, Clergy and Laity Concerned, the Columbia University Coalition for a Free Southern Africa, Educators Against Apartheid, the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition, Hunter College Free South Africa Committee, the National Rainbow Coalition, Episcopal Churchpeople for a Free Southern Africa, Latinos for a South Africa, the Africa Office of the National Council of Churches, War Resisters League, the National Black United Front, National Mobilization for Survival, New York High School Anti-Apartheid Coalition, the New York Labor Committee Against Apartheid, Park Place Community Association Against Apartheid, Lawyers Against Apartheid, South Africa Committee of Riverside Church, Bishop Tutu Refugee Fund, U.S. Out of Southern Africa Network, the Ecumenical Committee on South Africa of New York City Council of Churches, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, American Committee on Africa (ACOA), WESPAC (Westchester People's Action Coalition), and Westchester Committee on Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Donna Katzin