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Louisiana State Committee Against Apartheid

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Duration: early 1980s-late 1990s
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States


The Louisiana State Committee Against Apartheid (LCAA) was most likely founded in the early 1980s. LCAA supported divestment from companies doing business in apartheid South Africa. LCAA supported other black rights struggles including a campaign to rename New Orleans schools and name a new school for Martin Luther King, Jr. and supported a struggle to start an African/African American History and Cultural Curriculum in the New Orleans Public School System. The organization is known to have existed as 1996. Carl Galmon was a founder and president of the Louisiana State Committee Against Apartheid. (Source: Committee documents; "Activist Wages War on School" by James Varney The Times-Picayune, April 5, 1998; and Richard Knight.)