Protest: Marching Against Apartheid

It could have been a scene from the civil rights movement of the 1960s: a large crowd of demonstrators, most of them black, marching in peaceful protest down an avenue in Washington, chanting slogans and carrying signs. But the series of rallies that have been taking place on Embassy Row during the past two weeks are against racism in another country: the apartheid government of South Africa. Demonstrators, including such prominent black Americans as Coretta Scott King, Arthur Ashe and Harry Belafonte, called for the release of 13 black labor leaders who...

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