by TransAfrica Boston Chapter
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
September 29, 1988
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

Former Mayor Richard G. Hatcher will be the featured speaker at a forum sponsored by the Boston Chapter of TransAfrica to assess foreign policy issues in the presidential campaign of interest to the Black Community. Hatcher is Chairman of the National Board of Directors of TransAfrica, and he was a principal advisor to the 1988 Jesse Jackson for President Campaign. Currently, he is a Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. TransAfrica is a national membership organization in the Black American community concerned with U.S. policies towards and relations with countries with substantial Black populations. It is one of the leading organizations working to end South African apartheid and founded the Free South Africa Movement that is credited with having mobilized sufficient political support to achieve sanctions legislation against South Africa over the veto of President Reagan. Democratic and Republican Party presidential nominees will each be represented at the forum, to be held at the Roxbury Community College, on October 12. The contact person is Professor Willard R. Johnson at MIT.

Used by permission of a former member of TransAfrica Boston Chapter.
Collection: Private collection of Willard Johnson