Minutes, Meeting to Evaluate the Film Shows, 4/21/75
by Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
April 21, 1975 or a few days later
Minutes of a meeting evaluation of showings of the movie “Last Grave at Dimbaza” from April 8-13, 1975. Overall, people felt that the program was well organized and successful, but there was a great deal of discussion both of specific things that could be improved and more generally our purpose and expectation from the film. Organizing the locations and sponsors for showings should be done farther in advance; a small advertisement could be sent by mail to be followed up by personal visits. Word of mouth and personal contact brought out most of the people who attended. The purpose for showing the film was for education, building support for local organizations, and drawing people into the Coalition. The main political question at the shows was that of racism and Black Nationalism; all but one of our speaking crews were multi-national, but the question was raised at several shows, why are whites coming to talk to us about Africa? and we had a request that future representatives and speakers only be Black. The minutes also discuss phone, mail, the May 3 rally, political development, rank and file workers, and the multi-nationality of the Coalition. [Notes:1) Jerry who signed the minutes is presumably Jerry Silberman. Sue may be Sue Levering. 2) See the leaflet advertising the showing “The Last Grave at Dimbaza,” Coalition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports, Undated, about March or early April 1975, available on this website.]
Used by permission of former members of the Coaliition to Stop Rhodesian and South African Imports.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections