How American Students Affected the Anti-Apartheid Movement

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  • UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley “Day of Action”
  • Morehouse Anti-Apartheid Rally Brings Out Civil Rights Leaders
  • Columbia Students Block Off Building for Weeks
  • Fisk and Tennessee State Organizes Rally
  • Harvard Students Build Shantytown on Campus
  • UNC Chapel Hill Students Push for Full Divestment
  • Penn State Organizers Demand Ties Cut from South Africa
  • Tuskegee Student Compares Racism in U.S. and South Africa
  • Mandela’s Impact on American Student Anti-Apartheid Movement
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  • Michigan State University
  • Spelman Gives South Africans a Voice
  • Howard, Georgetown Formed DC SCAR

Columbia Students Block Off Building for Weeks

For three weeks in April 1985, about 150 anti-apartheid student protesters blocked an entrance of a building on campus with chains and padlocks and demanded that the university remove all investments in South Africa. After a court order, students were forced from occupying the space. Columbia did not fully divest until 1991. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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