AT THIS VERY MOMENT Member of the DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY FOR DIVESTMENT ARE OCCUPYING PARKHURST

AT THIS VERY MOMENT Member of the DARTMOUTH COMMUNITY FOR DIVESTMENT ARE OCCUPYING PARKHURST

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by Dartmouth Community for Divestment
Hanover, New Hampshire, United States
January 22, 1986 or a little later
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Poster made as part of a campaign to get Dartmouth College to divest from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. Dartmouth Community for Divestment had built shanties as part of the campaign. During the night of January 21st, 1986, a group of writers from The Dartmouth Review secretly gathered on the Green and destroyed the shanties with sledgehammers. The next day, nearly 200 outraged students occupied Parkhurst and the President's Office to protest the attack, while more students rallied outside. The poster says at this very moment members of the Dartmouth Community for Divestment are occupying Parkhurst to demonstrate against the college administration's direct support of apartheid. The poster says your support is crucial!; assemble now in front of Parkhurst to demonstrate your opposition to apartheid, the college's complicity in that system, and your resolution to stand by your moral values. This image was digitized by Dartmouth College Library which made it available to the African Activist Archive Project. (Source: In the Best Interest of the College at http://raunerlibrary.blogspot.com/2014/11/in-best-interest-of-college.html accessed February 6, 2015.)
Used curtsey of Dartmouth College Library and former members of the Dartmouth Community for Divestment.
Collection: Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College Library