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Steve Biko Committee

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Duration: 1983-1991
Location: Austin, Texas, United States


The Steve Biko Committee was a student organization at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin formed in 1983 that campaigned to get the University to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. In August 1985 the Steve Biko Committee led UT students, staff and faculty in a mock funeral. In April 1986 on several occasions people were arrested in anti-apartheid protests. It is not known when the organization ceased to operate. (Source: History of Resistance at UT, Time Line -- A history of UT student, staff, and faculty struggle; Forged in Steel, Racists, developers cement apartheid alliance ; Summary of the 608th Meeting, Special Committee Against Apartheid, United Nations, A/AC.115/SR.608 16 September 1987; and History of Student Activism – UT Austin 1960-1988 Chapter 6 and 7.)