WHY BOYCOTT?

WHY BOYCOTT?

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by Coalition for Awareness and Action
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Undated, April 23, 1979?
Type: Poster
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Poster issued as part of a boycott by Harvard students of classes on April 23, 1979 to protest the university's investments in American corporations doing business in South Africa and in support of the Afro-American Studies Department. The poster says the Harvard University administration is threatening to reduce the Afro-American Studies Department to a committee. The poster includes quotes by Derek Bok and Donald Woods. The poster discusses apartheid, the Harvard Corporation, faculty members and the black majority of South Africa. (Source: "Students protest at Harvard" by Charles E. Claffey and George Croft, The Boston Globe, April 24, 1979; "Students to Rally For Afro-Am Today; Monday Class Boycott Gains Support Demo at 2 p.m."  by Ellen M. Smith, The Harvard Crimson, April 19,1979; and "Students Rally on South Africa, Afro-American Studies", Harvard University Gazette, April 27, 1979)
Used by permission of former members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee, a member organization of the Coalition for Awareness and Action.
Collection: Harvard-Radcliffe Southern Africa Solidarity Committee (Cindy Ruskin collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections