How American Students Affected the Anti-Apartheid Movement

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  • Spelman Gives South Africans a Voice
  • Howard, Georgetown Formed DC SCAR
  • 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
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UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley “Day of Action”

In April 1985, during a “day of action” at University of California at Davis, Santa Barbara and Berkeley, more than 300 people were arrested across the campuses while participating in the boycott of American support of South Africa’s apartheid laws. The students called for UC to divest $1.7 billion in American companies tied to South Africa.(Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

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