Why Should I Care About Apartheid?
by United Mine Workers of America
Triangle, Virginia, United States
Late February or early March 1987
This leaflet, a page from the February 1986 issue of the Mine Workers Journal published by the United Mineworks of America, was distributed at a symposium POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA at the University of Pittsburgh, March 5-7, 1987. The document includes two tables: "South African Coal Sales To Potential U.S Customers" and “South African Steel Exports To The U.S.", and it argues that UMWA members’ jobs are directly threatened by the apartheid slave labor system in South Africa, which depends on supplies from Royal Dutch/Shell (Shell Oil's parent company). The leaflet mentions U.S. banks and A.T. Massey Coal Co. [The Symposium was sponsored by the Bicentennial Commission; Black Action Society; Office Of The Provost; Students For A Free South Africa; Pittsburghers Against Apartheid; University Center For International Studies; Graduate School Of Public And International Affairs; Office Of Urban And Community Services; and the Department of Black Community Education Research and Development.]
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections