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Committee to Free the SASO 9, American  Search this
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South West Africa People's Organization, Namibian, founded 1960  Search this
United Nations, founded 1945  Search this
South African Student Organisation, South African, 1968 - 1977  Search this
ink on paper
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
South Africa, Africa
This petition to free the SASO 9 was to be presented to the UN Committee Against Apartheid. The top of the page reads: [FREE THE SASO 9 / FREE APARTHEID PRISONERS / To the UN Human Rights Commission, / UN Headquarters, New York. / HELP SAVE LIVES! STUDENTS FACE DEATH! / We are outraged by the violations of human rights and disregard for human dignity exhibited by the apartheid regime of / South Africa in the detention of SASO 9, SWAPO, NUSAS 5 and all political prisoners. Nine officers of the South African / Students Organization (SASO) have been incarcerated since 1974. On March 16, 1976, seven more SASO members were / detained, one of whom, Mr. Joseph Ndull, was tortured to death by the South African Secret Police. All 16 students face death sentences.]. The rest of the page is numbered 1-20 where people can sign their name, address and phone number. The back of the page is blank.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Africa  Search this
Black power  Search this
International affairs  Search this
U.S. History, 1969-2001  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Pan Africanism
Anti-apartheid movements
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National Museum of African American History and Culture