[We are writing to you with utmost urgency to ask you to do two things that we think can help shape the course of history.]
by Fund for Democratic Elections in South Africa
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, presumably last quarter iof 1993 or early 1994
Mailing from Harry Belafonte, Actor; Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, President of Spelman College; Danny Glover, Actor and Director; Willard R. Johnson, Professor at MIT; Alfre Woodward, Actress; and Robert Zevin, Economist and Senior V.P. of United States Trust Co. (Boston). The mailing asks for contributions to the Fund for Democratic Elections in South Africa (FDESA) regarding the April 27, 1994 election. Opinion polls in South Africa indicate that the African National Congress (ANC), led by Nelson Mandela, holds a clear majority of support, particularly among first-time voters. However, the will of this majority could remain unrealized unless there is an effective voter education and registration effort. The mailing says money is needed to educate voters, train campaign workers, and assure free and fair voting at the polling places. The mailing includes a letter to American friends from Nelson R. Mandela. The mailing also mentions multiracial elections, election campaigns, a nonracial society, and Robben Island.
Collection: Kathleen M. Devine papers