by Stop Banking on Apartheid
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, late 1978, maybe late November or early December?
2 pages
Type: Postcard
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The postcard says an unprecedented event for the anti-apartheid movement happened November 17: in the name of $top Bbanking on Apartheid ($BOA), 1,900 people protested Bank of America's support of apartheid at 400 BofA branches throughout California. A quarter of a million customers were reached; several hundred immediately responded by withdrawing their accounts. The postcard says $BOA had to borrow $2,980 to pay for leaflets and distribution cost; this is an urgent appeal for help. The postcard mentions Wells Fargo, Security Pacific, Chartered Bank of London, Sumitomo, and United California.

Used by permission of former members of Stop Banking on Apartheid.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers