Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Undated, March 1987?
1 page
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Statement put out as part of a campaign at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to get the university to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. The statement says students have taken many actions over the years in support of divestment, while the Board of Endowment has made repeated excuses in an effort to stamp out the student actions. It argues that the U.N.C. Chapel Hill Board of Endowment’s continued support of the South African apartheid regime has tainted the university’s reputation as a concerned, progressive institution and made a mockery of its concern for racism and its feeble efforts to incorporate minority faculty and students into the life of the institution. The statement discusses repeated confrontations between student and Board members, including its chair, Bobo Tanner. [Notes on the date: Action Against Apartheid was formed in February 1987 and the university announced plans to divest in early October 1987.]
Used by permission of Dale T. McKinley, a former member of Action Against Apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of Dale T. McKinley