How American Students Affected the Anti-Apartheid Movement

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  • Michigan State University
  • 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
  • Mandela’s Impact on American Student Anti-Apartheid Movement

Spelman Gives South Africans a Voice

Spelman College launched its campaign against apartheid in 1978 and was the beginning of a seven-year protest of their school’s investment in South Africa. The students interviewed South African students in their school newspaper and hosted them on their campus to speak, in order to bring more awareness to their cause. Despite not having a large endowment, the university board chose to divest in April 1986.  (Photo: Spelman College)

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