Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour

by Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour
New York, New York, United States
August 1981
2 pages
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Mailing about the tour of the South Africa's national rugby team, the Springboks, of the United States scheduled for September. The Springboks were invited by the American Rugby Football Union. In a victory of the campaign against the tour New York City Mayor Ed Kock reversed his position allowing the Springboks to use Downing Stadium on Randall's Island. The tour is at a time the Reagan Administration is describing apartheid South Africa as a "friendly nation." The Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour coalition was formed by over fifty organizations in a common and vehement opposition to the apartheid rugby tour. 1. Don't Play Ball With Apartheid - Stop the Tour! 2. End U.S. Support for Apartheid! 3. Freedom and Independence for Namibia - Victory to SWAPO
Used by permission of Africa Action, successor to the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), and Richard Lapchick, founder of the American Coordinating Committee for Equality in Sport and Society (ACCESS). Both ACOA and ACCESS were active in Stop the Apartheid Rugby Tour.