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Themba Vilakazi at an apartheid protest
[Apartheid protest at the South African Consulate, tape 1]
Original Airdate: 12/4/1984

Length: 00:15:55
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
A group of apartheid protesters picket the South African Consulate at 100 Charles River Plaza in Boston. Police officers stand at the door to the consulate. Willard Johnson (Head, TransAfrica) speaks to the crowd of picketers through a bullhorn. Themba Vilakazi (member, African National Congress) addresses the crowd. Vilakazi condemns the South African government. He criticizes Ronald Reagan (US president) for engaging in a policy of "constructive engagement" with the South African government. Charles Yancey (Boston City Council) addresses the crowd. He praises Bishop Desmond Tutu (anti-apartheid leader) and urges the protesters to engage in acts of civil disobedience to protest apartheid. Mel King (political activist) addresses the crowd. King calls for the resignation of Richard Blankstein (honorary consul to South Africa). King criticizes the Reagan administration's policies in South Africa. King talks about the need for large companies to divest from South Africa. Charles Stith (Union United Methodist Church) stands beside King. Johnson expresses his support for Nelson Mandela (jailed ANC leader) and all those fighing apartheid in South Africa.

Contributor : Reporter
Tug Yourgrau
Format : Tape 3486   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 20144 
VHS cassette 102202 
Betacam cassette 102262 
digital betacam cassette 102243 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests

Subject : Personal Names
Blankstein, Richard
Johnson, Willard
King, Mel
Mandela, Nelson
Reagan, Ronald
Stith, Charles
Vilakazi, Themba
Yancey, Charles

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
African National Congress (ANC)

Subject : Geographic Locations
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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