An Open Letter to Hanna Gray, President, University of Chicago
by Sahotar Sarkar
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Undated, about early October 1985
Sahotra Sarkar, a member of the University's Student Government and an anti-apartheid activist, wrote this open letter to University of Chicago President Hanna Gray to follow up on their meeting about divestment. She addresses the Sullivan Principles and the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC). Sarkar discusses companies in which the University of Chicago is invested, including Chesebrough-Ponds, Dun & Bradstreet, General Foods, General Signal, Illinois Tool Works, Parker-Hannifin, American International Group, Cooper Industries, Motorola, Nalco Chemical and Squib. Sarkar’s letter informs Gray that she and several other anti-apartheid activists will begin a two-day hunger strike on October 9 in order to press their demand for divestment. The protesters will be present in front of the Administration Building to inform the University community of their efforts.
Used by permission of Sahotra Sarkar.
Collection: Sahotra Sarkar Chicago anti-apartheid collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections