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Princeton Coalition for Divestment

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Duration: Unknown, existed in April 1985 and continued to exist late in 1986
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States


The Princeton Coalition for Divestment was made up of six or seven campus organizations at Princeton University, involving students, faculty and workers. It campaigned to get Princeton University to divest from companies doing business in South Africa and worked to educate the university community about South Africa. The Coalition organized a petition that gained 3,000 signatures from the university community, including from 150 faculty members. (Source: "Joining the ranks of a burgeoning student movement" by Princeton Coalition for Divestment, The Daily Princetonian, April 25, 1985; articles in various issues of the The Daily Princetonian including May 2, 1987, May 20, 1985, May 23, 1985, October 11, 1985, October 14, 1985, October 17, 1985, April 18, 1986, May 16, 1986, October 2, 1986; and "Notes from the Princeton Divestment Campaign" by Vincent Lloyd and Zia Mian, Social Text, Vol. 21, No. 2, Duke University Press, Summer 2003)