The Committee of Conscience Against Apartheid, initiated by the American Committee on Africa and the University Christian Movement, campaigned against the direct financial support by Chase Manhattan Bank and First National City Bank to the South African government and economy. The photograph is apparently of a demonstration at Chase Manhattan Plaza on December 9, 1966. This item was digitized by the Amistad Research Center, which made it available to the African Activist Archive. Used by permission Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
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President Obama and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush flew to South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the country’s first democratically elected president who died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95.