Stop Northwestern's South African Investment

by Coalition to Stop N.U. Investments in South Africa
Evanston, Illinois, United States
Undated, early 1978?
2 pages
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The leaflet says that the Coalition to Stop N.W. Investments in South Africa demands an open meeting with all or some of the NU Board of Trustees. The leaflet says almost 800 people have signed petitions, an open letter from Black faculty, staff and administrators, a Daily Northwestern editorial, and at least one trustee has spoken out in favor of "immediate and prudent divestiture." The leaflet notes that the Oregon Board of Education and the University of Wisconsin Regents have recently votes to sell all their stock in South Africa-related corporations. The leaflet says "Northwestern University's Board of Trustees has demonstrated only its own selfish interests in serving the rich by deciding to retain its stock and bonds in corporations and banks which operate in South Africa… We insist that NU join this growing movement in support of the people of South Africa by ending ties with companies which help maintain apartheid and white minority rule." [Dating of this leaflet is based on the fact that the University of Wisconsin divestment vote was in February 1978.]
Collection: Carole Collins Papers, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections