[Dear Mr. Carrico, I enclose for your information a copy of my letter to President Jimmy Carter.]
by Dennis Brutus, South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee
Evanston, Illinois, United States
March 31, 1977
South African Non-Racial Olympic Committee
Copy of a letter to Mr. Joe E. Carrico, Vice President, United States Tennis Association. The letter says in January I wrote to the United States Tennis Association at 351 East 24 Street, New York, on this matter; you, no doubt, have received a copy of this letter from the association and its vice president; I have yet to receive an acknowledgment of my letter from the association. The letter says I welcome the opportunity to discuss with you the issue of the proposed Davis Cup match between a United States team and a team from the racist South African Tennis organization; the national and international implications of this event taking place are indeed profound and far-reaching and it is of upmost importance that they be carefully studied; the prospect of all United States athletes being boycotted internationally as a consequence of the action of the tennis association in supporting the South African racists can not be taken lightly; I look forward to further discussions on this matter and hope we can reach a satisfactory arraignment.
Used by permission of Dennis Brutus.
Collection: Private collection of Robert Edgar