How American Students Affected the Anti-Apartheid Movement

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Penn State Organizers Demand Ties Cut from South Africa

On March 27, 1987, 300 Penn State University student organizers called for the resignation of the university president from the Carnegie Mellon Bank board, because of the bank’s ties to South Africa. Besides demanding the university’s full divestment from South Africa, the group was able to convince local businesses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to close their accounts with Mellon.

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