by Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, Fall 1977?
1 page
Type: Petition
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The petition, circulated for signature by members of the Harvard University community, condemns the South African government’s gross violations of human rights. It calls on Harvard to follow the lead of the Congressional Black Caucus, United Nations General Assembly, World Council of Churches, and South African anti-apartheid organizations that have called for an end to foreign investment in South Africa. It calls on the Harvard Corporation to support all shareholder resolutions to withdraw U.S. corporate operations from South Africa and to initiate such resolutions where none have been proposed. It also calls on Harvard to divest itself immediately from all stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments in commercial banks extending credit to the South African government or its public corporations and to issue a statement of its policy on Southern Africa and invite other universities, foundations, churches, pension funds, and private investors to take action.
Used by permission of former members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee.
Collection: Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee (Cindy Ruskin collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections