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Greeting Chris Hani

Mayor Michael R. White, of Cleveland Ohio, served as honorary chairman of the welcoming committee, which included 19 top labor leaders, City Council members, the president of the NAACP, religious and civic leaders, which greeted South African Communist Party leader Chris Hani on circa late April 1991, appearance in Cleveland Ohio.

Sandra Wood, Hispanic liaison for the city, presented a special proclamation from the mayor. "The struggle in Northern Ireland and the struggle in South Africa are the same - for freedom", said City Councilmember Patrick O'Malley, who was joined by Councilmember Charles Patton in presenting the council proclamation welcoming Hani.

Ricardo Teamor, a prominent attorney, called on the audience to "dig deep". The crowd contributed more than $2,900, which included $1,000 from the Ohio District of the Communist Party USA. .[1]


  1. Peoples weekly World, May 4, 1991, page 2