Maine Project on Southern Africa

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Duration: 1984 - 1994
Location: Portland, Maine, United States


The Maine Project on Southern Africa (MPOSA) worked to educate the public, holding numerous events and speaking at numerous events including at colleges and high schools. The worked with and brought in speakers from the African National Congress (ANC) and SWAPO. MPOSA campaigned for the boycott of South Africa and for sanctions until the end of apartheid. The supported the successful effort to the state of Maine and Maine colleges and universities to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. MPOSA and Ivan Suzman made movies/videos including on a protest at Citibank and one on the crisis in Southern Africa. MPOSA/Suzman also collected movies/videos made by other organization. The movies/videos are now in the Ivan Mfowethu Suzman Collection at Bowdoin College Hawthorne-Longfellow Library Special Collections. (Source: Ivan Mfowethu Suzman, former co-chair of MPOSA.)

Organizational Archive


Title: The Ivan Mfowethu Suzman Maine Project on Southern Africa video library collection
Time Span: 1980 - 1991
Media: Video
Description: Ivan Mfowethu Suzman was the co-chair of the Maine Project on Southern Africa (MPOSA). MPOSA and Ivan Suzman made movies/videos including on a protest at Citibank and one on the crisis in Southern Africa. MPOSA/Suzman also collected movies/videos made by other organization. The collection consists exclusively of these videos, all of which circulate freely and are cataloged separately in the online library catalog.
Housed At: Bowdoin College Library
Location: 3000 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011-8421, United States
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Phone: (207) 725-3280
Reference Email: library@bowdoin.edu
Related Website: http://library.bowdoin.edu/index.shtml