Shanty for divestment at the University of Pennsylvania

Shanty for divestment at the University of Pennsylvania

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by Bob Laramie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
April 1986
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Paul F. Millersville
One of several shanties built in April 1986 outside College Hall at the University of Pennsylvania as part of a campaign to pressure the Board of Trustees to divest from companies in South Africa. The shanty was named Millersville after the Chairman of the Board Paul F. Miller (a take-off on “Hoovervilles” during the Great Depression). This shanty was likely build by the Penn Anti-Apartheid Coalition. Shanties were built on many other college campuses as part of the divestment movement. (Source: "A Brief History of Global Engagement at the University of Pennsylvania, Trends by Country: AFRICA", an online exhibit by Alison D. Graham, a University Archives Research Fellow during the summer of 2007. Accessed October 22, 2009 at http://www.archives.upenn.edu/histy/features/intrntnl/country/africa.html and http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/archives/record.html?id=ARCHIVES_20070629001&)
Used by permission of the University of Pennsylvania Archives.
Collection: University of Pennsylvania, University Archives and Records Center, University Archives Digital Image Collection