Steve Biko Coalition for Full Divestment


Duration: April 1985 - Summer 1985 but did not function much past May
Location: Berkeley, California, United States


Steve Biko Coalition for Full Divestment was the name given to the overall movement during a sit-in started by the Campaign Against Apartheid on the steps outside Sproul Hall in April by students at the University of California, Berkeley. It was not really an organization. The sit-in was part of a campaign to get the University of California to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. Those conducting the sit-in renamed Sproul Plaza to Biko Plaza. (Source: William Nessen who was active in the anti-apartheid movement at the University of California, Berkeley.)

Related Archive
Title: Nessen (Papers); William
Time Span: 1978 - 1995
Media: 1.4 cubic feet; 1 tape recording, and 10 photographs
Description: Papers of social activist/organizer William ("Billy") Nessen primarily documenting the anti-apartheid movement at the University of California-Berkeley during the 1980s, especially the sit-in at Sproul Hall. There is also information about the anti-apartheid movement in the community of Berkeley and on other campuses (mainly Cornell, Columbia, and City University of New York). Organizations included: American Committee on Africa, United People of Color, Campuses United Against Apartheid, the University of California Divestment Coalition, Campaign Against Apartheid, and the Steve Biko Coalition for Full Divestment.
Housed At: Wisconsin State Historical Society
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