South Africa Emergency Campaign: A Call to Action
by American Committee on Africa
with Alan Paton
New York, New York, United States
1960, most like late April or May
The pamphlet says the 72 Africans killed by police action at Sharpeville, in the Union of South Africa on March 21, and the thousands who have been arrested since are symbolic of the conflict and tragedy in the Union. The struggle will continue until equal rights are established for the 80 per cent non-white majority in the population, until the franchise is open to all, until the hated pass laws are revoked, until equal pay for equal work is established, until African political organizations and their leaders are not banned or imprisoned-until South Africa, in fact, becomes a democratic country. The Union of South Africa is the only nation in the world which, as a matter of official policy, has incorporated "white supremacy" (apartheid) into law. The pamphlet urges people to raise funds for legal defense and welfare, join the international boycott of South African goods, organize public protest meetings or invite a qualified speaker in order to present the facts of the South African problem, protest against the inclusion of an all-white South African team in the 1960, protest the policy of those American firms which do business in South Africa, urge the U.S. government to maintain a firm position-both in the U.N. and in its diplomatic relations with South Africa-against apartheid, and make your views on apartheid known to the South Africa government.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive