Action Against Apartheid WHY WE PROTEST
A joint statement of Anthony Scotto, President, Local 1814 International Longshoremen's Association; George Houser, Executive Director, American Committee on Africa; James Farmer, National Director, Congress of Racial Equality
by Anthony Scotto, George Houser, James Farmer, American Committee on Africa, Congress of Racial Equality, International Longshoremen's Association
New York, New York, United States
October 9, 1963
American Committee on Africa, Congress of Racial Equality, International Longshoremen’s Association
The joint statement issued as a press release says a line of pickets protesting US-South African trade is marching before Port Authority Pier 6 in Brooklyn, where the "South Africa Pioneer," bearing goods from South Africa is waiting to be discharged. Members if the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) Local 1814 have refused to cross the line. The joint statement says opposition to apartheid in South Africa is a logical extension of the struggle for equality in the United States. The joint statement calls for a boycott of South African goods and an embargo on American trade with South Africa.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive