An Evening of Solidarity for Freedom in Southern Africa
Stop Bank Loans to South Africa
by Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa, Soweto Commemoration Committee
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Soweto Commemoration Committee, Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa
Leaflet advertising An Evening of Solidarity for Freedom in Southern Africa on June 16, 1977. The leaflet notes that on June 16, 1976 thousands of black students rose up in protest against the racist apartheid regime in South Africa. Speakers include Theo Ben Gurirab (SWAPO in Namibia) and Dumi Martz (South African exile). The leaflet also advertises a demonstration at First National Bank and Continental Bank earlier that day. The leaflet says First National Bank of Chicago recently granted part of a $110 million loan to the government of South Africa and that Continental Illinois Corporation continues to make loans to U.S. corporations investing in South Africa. Both banks sell the South African gold coin called the Krugerrand. The leaflet urges people to close their accounts at the two banks.
Used by permission of former members of Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa.
Collection: Carole Collins Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections