FREE SOUTH AFRICA THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY DIVESTMENT MOVEMENT

A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
by Daniel Armstrong
Los Angeles, California, United States
2021
81 pages
Type: Pamphlet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Introduction • The Beginning • Raising Awareness • April 3, 1982 Rally • Sandro Pertini–President of Italy • Sherley Chisholm–U.S. Congresswoman • Fall of 1982 • Donald Woods–Author • Scholarship Drive • University Senate Resolution and the Aftermath • University Senate Resolution • The Aftermath • Fall 1983 • The Fast • The Blockade • Divestment • Calendar of Activities • About the Author • The pamphlet is a history of the divestment movement and the Coalition for a Free South Africa at Columbia University by its founder. The pamphlet mentions the Sullivan Principles, Rev. Leon Sullivan, David Ndaba, the African National Congress (ANC), Josh Nessen, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), apartheid, Ronald Reagan, “constructive engagement,” electronic cattle batons, the South African police, Congressman Mervyn Dymally, the Black Students Organization, Verna Briggs, Low Library, human rights, Barbara Ransby, President Sovern, the Columbia Daily Spectator, Eric Foner, corporations, the Board of Trustees, Samuel Higgenbottom, Senator Alan Cranston, Sherman Beychock, James Weinstein, the Ad Hoc Committee on Investments, Father Paul Dinter, Walter Mondale, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, Franklin Thomas, the Ford Foundation, Penny Andrews, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Anthony Glover, Barack Obama, Elliot P. Skinner, Gregory Butler, a candlelight vigil, The Coalition for the Liberation of South Africa, and Find A Tree. This document was digitized by Daniel Armstrong who provided it to the African Activist Archive Project.  [Note: The Coalition for a Free South Africa was renamed the Coalition for a Free Southern Africa.]
Used by permission of Daniel Armstrong.
Collection: Private collection of Daniel Armstrong.