The South Africa Divestment Law Is Constitutional And Does Not Infringe On The University's Autonomy.
by Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
February 14, 1983
The report discusses the contention that because the University of Michigan is an independent institution, the South Africa divestment law is an unconstitutional invasion of the university's independence. The report says an article of the state constitution, and a recent Attorney General's opinion, say that the state legislature can control how a university invests its funds without running afoul of the university's constitutional autonomy. The report includes a newspaper article "Michigan colleges must cut SA links" from the Zimbabwe Herald. The report discusses Attorney General Frank Kelley, opinion No. 5807, Ford Motor Company, the Sullivan Principles, Michigan State University, the state of Michigan Banking Bill, the University Divestment Bill, President Reagan, constructive engagement, Perry Bullard, and racism.
Used by permission of former members of the Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root