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American Federation of Teachers

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Duration: 1916 - Current (Africa solidarity work known in the 1980s)
Location: Washington, DC, United States


The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, was founded in 1916. The AFT Black Caucus was involved in anti-apartheid work in a number of cities. The AFT Black Caucus was a sponsor of the WEST COAST CONFERENCE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE NATIONAL LIBERATION MOVEMENTS OF SOUTH AFRICA (ANC) AND NAMIBIA (SWAPO) in June 1986. There was an AFL Local 2121 Anti-Apartheid Committee. (Source: AFT website accessed November 7, 2014; and documents on this website.)