by Art Against Apartheid, Hunter College Free South Africa Committee
New York, New York, United States
Undated, shortly after October 18,1985
A POETRY/MUSIC BENEFIT FOR THE PEOPLES OF SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA
Poster advertising an event at Hunter College Auditorium on November 2, 1985. The poster says music includes Olatunji (And His Drums of Passion with Singers and Dancers), Novella Nelson (Jazz/Blues Vocalist), Thinna-We (10 Piece African Music Ensemble with Vocalists), Julius Hempjil (of The World Saxophone Quartet, Michele Rosewoman (Solo Pianist), Bugsy Moore (Percussion of Constant Throb) and Special Guests. The poster says poets include Amiri & Amina Baraka, Nicholas Christopher, Amy Clampitt, Jayne Cortez, Jimmy Durham, José Angel Figueroa, Marilyn Hacker, Daniel Halpern, Safiya Henderson, June Jordan, Galway Kinnell, Pedro Pietri, Paul Laraque, Sharon Olds, Sonia Sanchez, Max Sxhwartz, and Quincy Troupe. The poster says there will be speakers from the African National Congress (ANC) and the South West African People's Organization (SWAPO). The poster says all proceeds will be donated to The Africa Fund for its Southern African refugee projects. The poster says the concert is dedicated to Benjamin Moloise, a Black South Africa poet executed on October 18, 1985 in Pretoria.
Used by permission of Larry Shore and Carolyn Somerville, former members of the Hunter College Free South Africa Committee; and Tom Keough and Connie Norgren, former members of Art Against Apartheid.