[Dear Friend, I am writing on behalf of the 21 person US delegation to the World Conference Against Apartheid, Racism and Colonialism in Southern Africa, held June 16-19 in Lisbon, Portugal.]

List of Participants from the United States at the World Conference Against Apartheid, Racism, Colonialism in Southern Africa, Lisbon June 16-19, 1977
by Tony Monteiro
New York, New York, United States
July 8, 1977
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Language: English
The mailing reports decisions of the anti-apartheid conference in Portugal and actions of the U.S. delegation to that meeting, which represented a cross-section of opinion calling for fundamental change in the policies of the U.S. government and corporations toward the racist regimes in Southern Africa. The conference represented the broadest assemblage ever to come together demanding action against apartheid, racism and colonialism. It was attended by over 400 delegates from some 75 countries, representing over 200 organizations and 20 international and UN bodies, as well as top leaders of the movements directing the struggles in Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa and delegates from all the African front-line states, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the UN Decolonization Committee, and the UN Special Committee Against Apartheid. There were also representatives of political parties of Europe, Asia, and Latin America, including governing parties of Britain, Sweden, Portugal, Finland, Greece and Cyprus. The U.S. delegation calls for a week of national protest in August to commemorate South African Women’s Day and a national conference against racism and apartheid in the fall. The mailing includes List of U.S. participants, including Judith C. Bourne, National Conference of Black Lawyers; Mimi Edmunds, Southern Africa magazine collective (also known at the Southern Africa Committee (SAC); Judith Gold, Women for Economic and Racial Equality (WERE); Yvonne Golden, Bay Area World Peace Council; Paul Irish, American Committee on Africa (ACOA); Mel King, Massachusetts State Senator; Bernard Lee, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); M. Gail Lee, Medical Aid to Angola Committee; Jerry Legg, United Steelworkers of America member; Charlene Mitchell, National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (NAARPR); Anthony Monteiro, National Anti-Imperialist Movement in Solidarity with African Liberation (NAIMSAL); Ronelle Mustin, Chicago NAIMSAL; Michael Myerson, NAARPR; Jack O'Dell, Marie F. Horne, and Mary Pollack, People United to Save Humanity (PUSH); Sylvia Poitier, City Commissioner, Dearfield Beach, Florida; Rudy Schware, National Lawyers Guild (NLG); Mary Smith, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU); Rick Sterling, Liberation Support Movement (LSM); David Stewart, International Longshoremen & Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) member; and Francis Williams, Los Angeles United Front for Justice in Southern Africa.
Collection: Vincent Klingler papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections