Duration: 1985 - Unknown, existed in 1987 Location: Columbia, Missouri, United States
Missourians Against Apartheid (MAA) was a coalition came out of a 1985 meeting on trade unionists, students and fraternity members to discuss ways to get the University of Missouri to divestment from companies doing business in South Africa. MAA included students from Columbia, Rolla, St. Louis and Kansas City campuses. MAA was a sponsor of the Midwest Student Conference Against Apartheid and Racism at the University of Chicago in November 1985. MAA successful campaigned to get the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City and the state of Missouri governments to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. (Source: "Protesters angry over board's investments in South Africa", The Southeast Missourian, May 5, 1985; MIDWEST STUDENT CONFERENCE AGAINST APARTHEID & RACISM, Third World Political Forum, October 1985 available on this website; and Summary Record of the 608th Meeting, Special Committee Against Apartheid, A/AC.115/SR.608, United Nations, September 16, 1987 available on this website)
Related Archive Title: University of Missouri - St. Louis, SL: 1/34/5 ADMINISTRATION, Student Activities, Office of, Student Organizations, 1964-85 Time Span: 1964 - 1985 (Africa related 1985) Description: This archive contains a small amount of material related to Missourians Against Apartheid.
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