by David Wiley, William Scott
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Undated, apparently February or March 1968
Letter to church pastors in the Princeton area notes that 1968 is "Human Rights Year" and March 21, the eighth anniversary of the Sharpeville massacre in South Africa, is the "International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination." The letter also reports that the illegal Rhodesian regime hung three Africans whose sentences had been commuted by the Queen and that the South African government gave life sentences to several South West Africans (Namibians) in a South African court. The letter asks the pastors to announce a meeting on March 21 to commemorate Sharpeville, to say special prayers in their services, to invite a speaker to tell about the southern Africa dilemma, suggest that the church's social concerns committee pay attention to Southern Africa, and take a special collection for the victims of southern Africa injustice.
Used by permission of David Wiley and William Scott, former members of the Committee.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root