How American Students Affected the Anti-Apartheid Movement

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  • 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
  • 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

Following the death of Nelson Mandela, President Obama said he was inspired by the late leader to protest while studying at Occidental College. “My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid,” said Obama. BET.com takes a look at college campuses that were active in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s. – Natelege Whaley

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