Hamiltonians for Divestment

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Duration: March 10, 1986 - Unknown, existed in November 1986
Location: Clinton, New York, United States

Hamiltonians for Divestment (HFD) was a student anti-apartheid organization at Hamilton College that campaigned to get the college to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. On March 13, 1986 78 students of HFD held a sit-in at the Office of Communications and Development for two hours.  In November 1986 a Hamilton College student coalition of five groups (The Black Student Alliance, Young Progressive Democrats, the Gay Lesbian Alliance, Women's Center and Hamiltonians for Divestment)occupied the main administration  building for two days of protest alleged recurring, sexist and racist statements made by college officials. The Africa Fund archive at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans includes some photos and possibly other material of the organization. (Sources:  The Issue of Divestment at Hamilton College by Hamiltonians for Divestment, May 1986, available on this website; United States Anti-Apartheid Newsletter, Vol. 2 No. 1, Winter 1987, American Friends Service Committee available on this website; and "Sit-In At Hamilton College May Lead To Student Strike" by JoAnn DiLorenzo, The Colgate Maroon, November 18, 1986)