Columbia Out of South Africa
by Coalition for a Free South Africa
New York, New York, United States
The leaflet says Columbia University has $44 million invested in companies which do business in South Africa. On March 25, 1983 the Columbia University Senate voted without dissent for a resolution calling for the university to divest of these holdings. Last school year, hundreds of students picketed the trustee's meetings and rallied in front of Low Library in support of divestment. Nevertheless, over the summer the trustees flatly rejected the Senate's resolution. Individuals, educational institutions, and local and state governments throughout the U.S. have increasingly decided to divest their South Africa-related stocks. The struggle for divestment and against racism on campus will continue. People are invited to the Campus-Community Forum on Divestment and Apartheid on March 21, a Rally for Divestment on March 22, and the University Senate hearings on Divestment on March 23. The leaflet asks people to wear a "Columbia Divest" button.
Used by permission of former members of the Coalition for a Free Southern Africa.
Collection: Private collection of Daniel Armstrong