Passbook Union of South Africa
by Champaign-Urbana Coalition Against Apartheid
Urbana, Illinois, United States
Undated, 1978 or 1979?
The leaflet notes "computerized by IBM"; includes a quote from Paul Kruger, an early white South African leader; and United Nations General Assembly Resolution 31/6H adopted November 9, 1976 that "Calls upon all Governments to take effective action to prohibit all loans or investments in South Africa by banks and corporations within their jurisdictions." The leaflet says: That under the Abolition of Passes and Coordination of Movement Act: you are required by law to carry this passbook at all times. You are allowed to live and work only at the designated location. Your license to work is subject to revocation at the slightest provocation. You will be stopped and searched frequently in the streets and in your home by heavily armed police. All political organizations designed to change this system are banned. Suspicion of such activity is sufficient cause for arrest and indefinite detention without trial. Join us in calling for the divestiture of University of Illinois stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. [Note: This item was apparently folded so it had four pages.]
Used by permission of former members of the Champaign-Urbana Coalition Against Apartheid.
Collection: Dean McHenry, Jr. Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections