UNITED STATES V. SOUTH AFRICA: DAVIS CUP TENNIS MATCH
ALERT: Action Against Apartheid!
by Dennis Brutus, International Campaign Against Racism in Sport
Evanston, Illinois, United States
December 16, 1977
The Action Alert says a match between the United States and South Africa's all-white team from the racist South African Tennis Association is due to take place in the Davis Cup Tennis Competition in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University on March 17-19, 1978. Dennis Brutus proposes to lodge protests on behalf of ICARIS with the USTA and also with President Carter, following the letters from Slew Hester (president of United States Tennis Association [USTA]) and from Hodding Carter, on behalf of President Carter. Brutus will do this in his capacity as Chairperson of ARENA and will request action by ACCESS (American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society), the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa, and the United Nations Special Committee Against Apartheid. The Action Alert also advocates planning for protests against the match - hopefully, more effective than that at Forest Hills and at least as effective as those at Newport Beach, Los Angeles. The Action Alert mentions SAN-ROC London (South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee), CARE (Campaign Against Racial Exploitation), HART (Halt All Racist Tours), CARE (Australia), A.A.M. (Anti-Apartheid Movement [London]), SART, ACOA (American Committee on Africa), and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar