• Short Summary

    A group of black employees of the Polaroid Corporation petitioned the United Nations on Wednesday (February the 3rd) to support an international boycott of the products of the American corporation because of its business activities in South Africa.

  • Description

    A group of black employees of the Polaroid Corporation petitioned the United Nations on Wednesday (February the 3rd) to support an international boycott of the products of the American corporation because of its business activities in South Africa. Representatives of the group appeared before the UN committee on apartheid.

    Last month Polaroid took full-page advertisements in major US newspapers to announce what was termed an experiment in South Africa by which it would continue to sell its products there but would press its local distributer to improve working conditions for non-white employees and would oblige business associates to train non-white workers for important jobs.

    Another petitioner who appeared before the UN committee yesterday was Mr George M. Houser, executive director of the American Committee on Africa. He spoke of what he considered the dangers of the Polaroid programme in South Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8PL8LGFVKNA9N9SE31UNV7NXG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8PL8LGFVKNA9N9SE31UNV7NXG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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