Dartmouth shanties

Dartmouth shanties

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Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
Undated, about November 17, 1985
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
MANDELA HALL BIKO MEMORIAL HALL
On November 16, 1985, the Dartmouth Community for Divestment (DCD) constructed two shanties on the green, Biko Memorial Hall, named after Steve Biko, and Mandela Hall, named after Nelson Mandela. The building of the shanties was part of a campaign to get Dartmouth College to divest from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. In addition, the DCD issued two demands to the Trustees, expecting their written statement of acceptance by mid-day, November 18th. The Trustees did not respond to the DCD demands, and a third shanty was built. Students began living in the shanties and refused to leave despite the cold weather and the administration’s disapproval. This image was digitized by Dartmouth College Library which made it available to the African Activist Archive Project. (Source: Mandela Hall at http://raunerlibrary.blogspot.com/2013_12_08_archive.html and In the Best Interest of the College at http://raunerlibrary.blogspot.com/2014/11/in-best-interest-of-college.html, both accessed February 6, 2015.)
Used curtsey of Dartmouth College Library.
Collection: Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library