Canadian Anti-Apartheid Committee

Duration: 1961 - Unknown, existed in 1968
Location: Toronto, Canada

The Canadian Anti-Apartheid Committee was formed in 1961. The objectives of the organization was to pressure the Canadian government to ban all South African goods from Canada; to raise money for the defense and aid of South African political prisoners and their families; and to inform the public of Canadian investments in South Africa which bolster the South African economy, and thus aiding the perpetuation of apartheid. (Source: Letter from Mildred Lynch, Secretary of the Canadian Anti-Apartheid Committee, to Martin Luther King, November 25, 1967, on the website of The King Center at accessed August 29, 2013.)