[Dear Friend: The Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa… is participating in a nationwide campaign to stop all bank loans to South Africa]
by Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, September or October 1977?
The mailing says that the Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa, composed on individuals and groups working for human rights and equality, is participating in a nationwide campaign to stop all bank loans to South Africa and the sale of the South African gold coin known as the Krugerrand. The mailing says the national campaign, spearheaded by the American Committee on Africa and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, seeks to prevent American banks from financially supporting the white minority government and its apartheid system in the Republic of South Africa. The mailing asks organizations to support the campaign and endorse a demand that United States banks make no further loans to the government of South Africa, its agencies, or any private corporation for its investments there, ad the United States banks cease the sale of the South African Krugerrand. The mailing asks organizations to endorse and participate in a demonstration on November 1 to protest the refusal of First National and Continental to comply with this demand. The mailing asks people to call and write First National and Continental banks. The letter asks people to let them know if they endorse the campaign and demonstration. The letter includes a partial list of local organizations endorsing the campaign.
Used by permission of former members of Chicago Coalition on Southern Africa.
Collection: Carole Collins Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections