Petition Against Apartheid
by Operation PUSH
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, late 1976 or January 1977?
Petition against apartheid by Operation PUSH to the President and Congress. The petition calls for the U.S. to break all diplomatic ties with and exercise economic sanctions against South Africa. It calls on the U.S. to support the demands of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and United Nation Council on Namibia for immediate withdrawal of South African troops from Namibia and for setting an early date for Namibia’s independence through a process supervised by the United Nations. The back of the petition includes Fact Sheet on South Africa (Azania) with information about the role of the United States. [Note: date comes from mention of a PUSH petition drive in the Minutes of Southern Africa Coalition of the Chicago Committee for African Liberation (see Chicago Committee for the Liberation of Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau).]
Collection: Carole Collins Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections