Harvard and South Africa

by Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, early 1978?
4 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Why South Africa • Apartheid Means … • Universities and South Africa • The Corporate Role • The ACSR Report • Liberation • The Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee makes several demands of Harvard: that it sell it stocks and bonds in banks making loans to South Africa; support, or sponsor where necessary, shareholder resolutions requiring corporations to withdraw from South Africa; and issue a clear public explanation of its actions and invite other investors to follow suit. The pamphlet discusses Harvard Corporation, apartheid, Polaroid Corporation, the Committee to Oppose Bank Loans to South Africa (COBLSA), the South African trade deficit, legalized racism, African children, black workers, the Native Land Act of 1913, Bantustans, the Poverty Datum Line, the Bantu Homelands Constitution Act, influx control, Soweto, the pass system, job reservation, political repression, investment in South Africa, U.S. corporations, withdrawal, divestiture, Steven Biko, the South African Police (SAP), Chief Albert J. Luthuli, Beyers Naude, the Christian Institute, the African National Congress (ANC), the Black People’s Convention (BPC), the South African Students Movement (SASM), the South African Congress of Trade Unions (COSATU), the United Nations, the World Council of Churches, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the International Labor Organization, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, the AFL-CIO, Harvard University, IBM, ITT, Foxboro, General Electric (GE), the Defense and Prisons Departments, the Atomic Energy Board, Mobil, Caltex, Standard Oil of California, SASOL, Fluor, Raytheon, Honeywell, GM (General Motors), Chrysler, Ford, Citicorp, Bank of America, Morgan Guarantee, Manufacturers Hanover, the Soweto revolt, Grindlays, the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR), 3M, and Caterpillar.
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