[Dear Professor Brutus, 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
Letter from Bob Edgar about a Davis Cup tennis match at Newport Beach, California. Various support groups from the Los Angeles-San Diego area are already organizing a demonstration at the match, and it appears that it will be a very vocal protest. Edgar invites coordinating with SANROC (South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee, SAN-ROC) and even African sporting bodies who have been threatening a boycott if the match is held. The focus of the protest will be on U.S. sporting links with South Africa, but the principal aim is to question the whole range of U.S. links, politically and economically, with South Africa. One idea is to solicit support for the protest from American athletes and politicians who would lend their names to an advertisement or a flyer. Perhaps an ad with these names could be placed in a paper like the Los Angeles Times, which would be expensive. Harry Edwards at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has been informed about our efforts.
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar