FREE SOUTH AFRICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS
SAVE THESE LIVES
by American Committee on Africa
New York, New York, United States
Leaflet advertising a picket of the South African Consulate, a walk to the United Nations, and a rally to demonstrate against banning, jailing, torturing and trials of thousands of opponents of apartheid. The event also expresses solidarity with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and seven others on trial facing a possible death penalty. Speakers include Leon Davis, President, Local 1199-RWDSU; Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, stars of Purlie Victorious; James Farmer, National Director, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality); and Morley Nkosi, Representative of the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) of South Africa. Sponsors include the American Committee on Africa, American Society of African Culture, Association of Artists for Freedom, Campus Americans for Democratic Action, CORE, Local 1199 (RWDSU), NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), Student Action Committee at Union Seminary, Students for a Democratic Society, SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), the United Auto Workers (UAW), and US National Student Association. The leaflet includes a letter to the editor "Trial in South Africa" signed by Donald S. Harrington, A. Phillips Randolph, Walter Reuther, Francis B. Sayre, and Roy Wilkins.
Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Peter Weiss papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections