Created by
American Committee on Africa, American, 1953 - 2001
Subject of
Booth, William H., American, 1922 - 2006
Davis, Sammy Jr., American, 1925 - 1990
Gregory, Dick, American, 1932 - 2017
Carroll, Diahann, American, 1935 - 2019
Dee, Ruby, American, 1924 - 2014
Chamberlain, Wilt, American, 1936 - 1999
Cosby, Bill, American, born 1937
Davis, Ossie, American, 1917 - 2005
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Ashe, Arthur Jr., American, 1943 - 1993
Lichtenstein, Roy, American, 1923 - 1997
Seeger, Pete, American, 1919 - 2014
Peters, Brock, American, 1927 - 2005
Roundtree, Richard, American, born 1942
Rev. Abernathy, Ralph David, American, 1926 - 1990
Ashe, Arthur Jr., American, 1943 - 1993
Baldwin, James, American, 1924 - 1987
A. Philip Randolph Institute, American, founded 1965
Poitier, Sidney, Bahamian American, 1927 - 2022
Johnson, Rafer Lewis, American, 1934 - 2020
ink on paper
H x W: 11 × 8 1/2 in. (27.9 × 21.6 cm)
This flyer solicits pledges to stand against South African apartheid. The top of the flyer reads: [we say no / to apartheid / We take this pledge: in solemn resolve to refuse any encouragement of, or indeed, any / professional association with the present Republic of South Africa, this until the day / when all its people shall equally enjoy the educational and cultural advantages of that / rich and beautiful land.] After listing celebrities that have taken the pledge [SAMMY DAVIS, JR. DIAHANN CARROLL WILT CHAMBERLAIN ...] large bolded text reads: [will you say no / to apartheid?]. The back of the flyer details the American Committee on Africa's activities and members. The top of the page reads: [AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON AFRICA].
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
South Africa, Africa
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Pan Africanism
Anti-apartheid movements
fliers (printed matter)
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
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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