[The Coalition Against Apartheid is continuing its drive for University divestment by joining in a nation-wide protest against American financial involvement in South Africa …]

by Coalition Against Apartheid
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
March 22, 1984
2 pages
Type: Press Release
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The press release says the Coalition Against Apartheid is joining a nation-wide "Two Weeks of Action" protesting American financial investment in South Africa coordinated by the American Committee on Africa. The press release mentions Rev. Sipo Mzimela and Matthew Walker. The Coalition, a student organization started last fall at Yale University, has conducted educational and protest activities to communicate the nature of South Africa's racial policies to the University community and to call for an end to Yale's investment in American banks and companies whose ventures in South Africa support apartheid. The Coalition Against Apartheid will hold a Week of Action in New Haven to focus attention on the plight of Africans living under apartheid and to raise money for relief projects. On April 1, 1984 there will be a "Run for Freedom" starting at the New Haven Green. Donations pledged to runners who participate will be donated to Freedom College, a school for children of South African exiles in Tanzania run by the African National Congress (ANC). A Rally Against Apartheid will follow the run, featuring State Senator John Daniels, State Representative Bill Dyson, ANC representative to the United Nations David Ndaba, and Prexy Nesbitt, Co-Chairman of the Coalition for Illinois Divestment from South Africa. The Week of Action will conclude with a memorial service for Solomon Mahlangu, an ANC freedom fighter executed by the South African government.
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition Against Apartheid.
Collection: Anti-Apartheid Materials (Jerry Herman collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections