The African - American Manifesto on Southern Africa, No. 4, 1976
This ten-point manifesto was adopted at a conference convened by the Congressional Black Caucus, September 24-25, 1976, in Washington, D. C., Representatives attended from the NAACP, PUSH, AFRICARE, Black Economic Research Council, National Council of Negro Women, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus. It initiated campaigns in the United States to end apartheid and to free Nelson Mandela.
There comes a moment in the affairs of humankind when honor requires unequivocal affirmation of a people's right to freedom with dignity and peace with justice.
This is such a moment. We express solidarity with Africans protesting racism and oppression in the streets of Soweto, Port Elizabeth, Capetown, Johannesburg and elsewhere. The intransigence of white settlers in Zimbabwe and Namibia and the bloody repression of Blacks in South Africa have created explosive environments which threaten world peace and raise the spectre of an internationalized, anti-colonial war which could have an ominous impact on race relations in America and abroad.