Demonstration for divestment at Northwestern University

Demonstration for divestment at Northwestern University

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by Basil Clunie
Evanston, Illinois, United States
May 27 or 28, 1981
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Demonstration for divestment from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa at Northwestern University organized by the Ad-hoc Group to End Northwestern Investments in South Africa. The demonstration and a related teach-in were organized in opposition to a May 27-28, 1981 conference on South Africa organized by the Northwestern University administration and sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation to showcase the Rockefeller Foundation’s then-recent study purportedly demonstrating the value of continued investment in South Africa as an inhibiting influence on Apartheid. The photograph shows Dennis Brutus, an exiled South African then teaching at Northwestern University (with glasses and holding the sign NU DIVEST NOW). (Source: Basil Clunie and Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter, June 1981, American Committee on Africa available on this website)
Used by permission of Basil Clunie.
Collection: Private collection of Basil Clunie