SUBJECT: YOUR HELP IN PERSUADING DAVIDSON COLLEGE TO DIVEST FROM SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 8, 1988 - EVENT IN DAVIDSON
by Bill Carothers, Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
September 12, 1988
Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa
The mailing says that, as the apartheid system in South Africa becomes more and more repressive, Davidson College, one of the most prestigious institutions in our community, refuses to join the effort to put pressure on South Africa. Despite efforts by students, alumni and faculty arguing for divestment, the Davidson College Board of Trustees has reaffirmed twice in the past year its desire to invest in South Africa under the guise of the Sullivan Principles. The mailing says Davidson Trustees are divided on the subject, but a conservative core of businessmen, mainly from Charlotte, continues to control Davidson activities. Among the trustees are the presidents of First Union, NCNB and Wachovia, a grandson of H.L. Hunt, a former executive with Shell Oil, and others with direct business dealings in South Africa. The mailing announces a SOUTH AFRICA TEACH-IN AND BRING-YOUR-OUR PICNIC LUNCH on Davidson’s Homecoming Day, October 8, 1988, to raise these issues, in conjunction with students and alumni.
Used by permission of Lyndall Hare, a former member of Charlotteans for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Lyndall Hare