Created by
Committee to Free the SASO 9, American
Subject of
South West Africa People's Organization, Namibian, founded 1960
United Nations, founded 1945
South African Student Organisation, South African, 1968 - 1977
Date
1970s
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (Sheet): 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
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.
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
South Africa, Africa
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Pan Africanism
Anti-apartheid movements
Type
petitions
Topic
Activism
Africa
Black power
International affairs
U.S. History, 1969-2001
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
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5245e60d2-5ef3-45e4-b822-5b7a552f2b96
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