Bank of America targeted for massive November 17 protest.

by Stop Banking on Apartheid
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, about November 1978
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release announces that $TOP BANKING ON APARTHEID plans to distribute 250,000 leaflets at least 500 branches of Bank of America to bank patrons calling on them to withdraw their money from the Bank until it stops making loans to South Africa. $TOP BANKING ON APARTHEID is the California branch of a world-wide movement to stop bank loans to South Africa. It is made up of anti-apartheid activists from neighborhood, church, union, and student groups. Last June 16, $TOP BANKING ON APARTHEID organized a smaller day of protest that hit 66 Bank of America branches in over 20 cities statewide with 20,000 leaflets. The November 17 day is ten times bigger, and it will represent a new level of action for the U.S. anti-apartheid movement. The Bank of America was chosen because it has over $200 million in loans to South Africa, the majority of them to state-owned industries. Contacts on the press release are Miloanne Hecathorn and Steven Mentor. The press release discusses Corporate Data Exchange (CDE), South Africa’s foreign credit, and the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
Used by permission of former members of Stop Banking on Apartheid.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers