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Committee to Free the SASO 9, American  Search this
Subject of:
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
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
Type:
petitions
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
South Africa, Africa
Date:
1970s
Description:
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.
Topic:
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
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.97.27.17
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement:
Pan Africanism
Anti-apartheid movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5245e60d2-5ef3-45e4-b822-5b7a552f2b96
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.97.27.17