South African Cassspir Armoured Personnel Carrier
The photo of a replica of Casspir in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of an cross country tour from June 17 to July 26, 1989. Real Casspirs were used by the South African military and police in South Africa and Namibia. The purposed of the tour was to publicize conditions in South Africa and southern Africa, to build support for sanctions, and to assist local organizers recruiting for work on sanctions and other Africa issues. In tour visited California (Los Angeles); Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson); New Mexico (Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe); Texas (El Paso, San Antonio, Austin, Waco, Fort Worth, Dallas); Louisiana (Shreveport); Mississippi (Jackson); Alabama (Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham); Georgia (Atlanta); South Carolina (Greenville, Spartanburg); North Carolina (Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham, Raleigh); and Washington, DC. The Tour was sponsored by the Africa Peace Committee and hosted in Charlotte by Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa. Nick Mottern of the Africa Peace Committee coordinated the tour and traveled with the Casspir replica. The item was digitized by the J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. (Source: Africa Peace Committee documents and Nick Mottern.)
Used by permission of the J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina.
Collection: Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa Collection, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library