Statement by Anti-Apartheid Committee Chairman on Withdrawal of Polaroid Corporation from South Africa

(GA/AP/767)
by Leslie O. Harriman, United Nations
New York, New York, United States
November 23, 1977
Publisher: United Nations
1 page
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Statement by Leslie Harriman discusses the Polaroid "experiment" to improve the condition of black workers and to stop the supply of its products to the Government for use in implementing the pass laws. After receiving evidence from the American Committee on Africa that its agent, Frank and Hirsch, has continued to secretly supply Polaroid equipment to the South African military headquarters and the "Bantu Reference Bureau," the Polaroid Corporation has now cut off all shipments to South Africa. The statement notes that the evidence was supplied to the American Committee on Africa by Indres Naidoo, grandson of the adopted son of Mahatma Gandhi who comes from a family that has made great sacrifices in the struggle against apartheid. [This PDF was made from a copy, not an original.]
Collection: George M. Houser (Africa collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections