Boycott Ray Charles picket line

Boycott Ray Charles picket line

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Albany, New York, United States
October 25, 1985
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
"THERE CAN BE NO NORMAL CULTURAL RELATIONS UNDER THE ABNORMAL APARTHEID SYSTEM" ANC
John Funicello, Chair of the Solidarity Committee of the Albany Central Labor Federation, on a picket line outside a performance by Ray Charles at the Palace Theater organized by Capital District Coalition Against Apartheid and Racism (CD-CAAR) holding a sign with a quote by the ANC (African National Congress). CD-CAAR organized the demonstration and picket against Ray Charles as part of a campaign to boycott Charles because he had performed in apartheid South Africa in violation of the cultural boycott.
Used by permission of Vera Michelson.
Collection: Private collection of Vera Michelson