Occupation of the University of Iowa main administration building

Occupation of the University of Iowa main administration building

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
May 1, 1985
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Members of the Iowa Coalition Against Apartheid occupying Jessup Hall, the main administration building, at University of Iowa as part of a campaign to get the university to divest from companies doing business apartheid South Africa. The students renamed it Steven Biko Hall. This photograph was digitized from PSN News, the newspaper of the Progressive Student Network, and provided to the African Activist Archive Project. (Source: "Armbands 'excitement' mark sit-in" by Karen Burns and "Officials say they're firm on divestment" by Kirk Brown, The Daily Iowan, May 2, 1985; Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter, May-June 1985, American Committee on Africa, available on this website; and Joe Iosbaker, a former member of the Progressive Student Network.)
Used by permission of a former member of the Progressive Student Network.
Collection: Private collection of Joe Isobaker