you voted ... U of M: OUT of SOUTH AFRICA; now ... SHOWN 'EM YOU MEAN IT
by Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Undated, about April 25, 1978
The mailing says University of Michigan (U of M) students voted, by a margin of nearly three to one, that they don't want their tuition money invested in South Africa. President Fleming and the Board of Regents have consistently ignored the University community's views about investment in South Africa, just as they have closed their eyes to the injustices of apartheid. They have insisted that corporate concern and the Sullivan Principles can stimulate progress in South Africa. The mailing includes "STAND with the JUSTICE STRUGGLES of the AFRICAN PEOPLE" advertising a demonstration against Mondal at Crisler Arena endorsed by the African Liberation Support Committee (ALSC), Black Student Union, and Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade. It also includes "Why fight for divestment?" that advertises a rally and march to the Regents on April 20 and a march to commencement on April 29. The mailing also mentions the African National Congress (ANC), Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Steve Biko, Soweto, Chrysler, John Deere, white minority rule, imperialism, oppression, withdrawal, Michigan State University (MSU), University of Wisconsin, U-Mass (University of Massachusetts), Oberlin, and Antioch.
Used by permission of former members of the Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root