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Willard Johnson demands the resignation of the South African Consul in Boston
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[Apartheid protest at the South African Consulate, tape 2]
Original Airdate: 12/4/1984

Length: 00:16:28
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Apartheid protesters gather in front of the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza in Boston. Mel King (political activist), Charles Yancey (Boston City Council) and Willard Johnson (Head, TransAfrica) demand to see Richard Blankstein (honorary consul to South Africa). Police officers bar entry to the building. Johnson announces that the protestors will ask for Blankstein's resignation from his post. He adds that they will ask Blankstein's law firm to sever ties with South Africa. Johnson and the others are eventually allowed to enter the building. Tug Yourgrau does several takes of his reportage for a news story about the protest. Police, protesters and the media wait outside of the building. Themba Vilakazi (member, African National Congress) exits the building to announce the resignation of Blankstein. Johnson, King and Yancey exit the building. Johnson reads a statement of resignation from Blankstein. The statement reads that Blankstein is not a supporter of apartheid. Johnson announces a victory for the protesters. Johnson, King and Yancey walk over to a group of protesters on the street. Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) leads the protesters in a chant. Johnson announces the resignation of Blankstein. The crowd cheers.

Contributor : Reporter
Tug Yourgrau
Format : Tape 3464   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 20146 
VHS cassette 101083 
Betacam cassette 101075 
digital betacam cassette 101067 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests

Subject : Personal Names
Blankstein, Richard
Johnson, Willard
King, Mel
Stith, Charles
Vilakazi, Themba
Yancey, Charles
Yourgrau, Tug

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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