The ABCs of Divestiture

by Neal Koblitz, Wesley Profit, Judith Tucker
with Luther M. Ragin Jr., David E. Beach, Tom Blanton
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

April 1979

8 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English

Contents: Questions and Answers About the Best Action Harvard Can Take Against Apartheid in South Africa Divestiture • Apartheid in Dollars, Minds, and Lives • The Class of 1969 Pledge • The pamphlet includes quotes from UN General Assembly Resolution 31/6H, adopted 11/6/76; Neil Wates, Managing Director of Wates, Ltd.; Steven Biko; Dr. Nthato Motlana, chairman of the Soweto Committee of Ten; John Gaetsewe, General Secretary of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU);  William Bowdler, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa; Douglas A. Fraser, president of the United Auto Workers; Donald Woods; Mike Barnicle, columnist for the Boston Globe; and Ralph Nader. The pamphlet discusses Harvard President Derek Bok, SASOL, Fluor Corporation, human tights, the Nazi Holocaust, the Nuremberg Principles, the Genocide Convention, racial persecution, Senator Dick Clark, U.S. corporations, the Sullivan Principles, General Motors (GM), Muldergate, Chris Nteta, Soweto, Black Consciousness,  the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the Black People’s Convention, the South African Students Organization (SASO), the Indian Congress of South Africa, the Coloured Labour Party, Chief Luthuli, Nelson Mandela, Robben Island, Harvard Niemen fellow Donald Woods, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the NAACP and NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Congressional Black Caucus, the AFL-CIO, the World Council of Churches, Zulu Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility, the Southern African Solidarity Committee, Harvard Corporation, a boycott of donations, multinational corporations, Harvard alumni, and the International Defense and Aid fund for Southern Africa.

Collection: Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee (Cindy Ruskin collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections