How American Students Affected the Anti-Apartheid Movement

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  • Mandela’s Impact on American Student Anti-Apartheid Movement
  • 120613 national mandela anti apartheid student movements occidental
  • 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

Occidental College

Barack Obama made his first public speech on Feb. 18, 1981, at Occidental College. He opened a rally protesting the college’s investments in South African businesses. Before he could end his speech, two students pretending to be oppressive Afrikaaners carried him off stage

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