[Dear Mr. Hauser, We're sure that you are aware that on April 15-17 the United States will be playing South Africa …]
by Bob Edgar, April 15th Coalition
Los Angeles, California, United States
March 7, 1977
Copy of a letter to George Houser of the American Committee on Africa (ACOA) from Bob Edgar about the Davis Cup match to be played on April 15-17 between the United States and South Africa at Newport Beach, California. Support groups around the Los Angeles-San Diego area plan to demonstrate at the match, as an extension of two March events: the tour of Tsietsi Mashinini in California and a March 26th Sharpeville demonstration. Edgar asks for the latest pamphlets on multinational sport in South Africa. The protest will focus on apartheid and not sport exclusively, but the media is likely to focus on the sport vs. politics question. The idea has been raised to solicit support for the protest from American athletes and politicians and perhaps use those names in an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Edgar asks for help in making contact with the athletes and politicians and also with African sporting bodies in order to coordinate efforts with them.
Used by permission of Robert Edgar, a former member of the Committee to Stop the U.S.-South Africa Tennis Match.
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar