Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid (WCCAA) was formed in the fall of 1977. WCCAA included people from the community and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. WCCAA educated and organized about U.S. corporate support for apartheid in South Africa, including the Polaroid Corporation and Ford and General Motors. WCCAA did outreach to labor groups beyond Washtenaw County, in Flint and Dearborn. Members frequently advocated corporate withdrawal from South Africa at Board of Trustee meetings of the University of Michigan. WCCAA cooperated with other southern Africa support groups across the state, including in the Lansing area. (Source: Joel Samoff, a former member of WCCAA; WCCAA material on this website; and Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid on website Divestment for Humanity: The Anti-Apartheid Movement at the University of Michigan accessed August 15, 2016.)
Related Archive Title: Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid Description: The Vertical File: FJ Social Improvement and Reform Groups at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan have a small collection of material of the Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid.
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