Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter

by American Committee on Africa
with Joshua Nessen
New York, New York, United States
October 1985
4 pages
Type: Newsletter
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States, Europe, Sweden
Language: English
Contents: REPORT ON OCTOBER 11, 1985 NATIONAL ANTI-APARTHEID PROTEST DAY • NEW SITES OF ACTIVITY • CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE ACTIONS • NORTHEAST REGION • SOUTHERN REGION • MIDWESTERN REGION • WEST COAST • INTERNATIONAL • The newsletter says in over 30 major cities and 100 campuses nationwide, thousands participated in the largest ever coordinated protest day against U.S. investment in South Africa; October 11 coincided with International Day for Southern African Political Prisoners, and groups combined divestment protests with petitioning and silent vigils for the release of South African and Namibian political prisoners. The newsletter discusses total divestment, Columbia University, the State University of New York (SUNY), Ohio State University, Arizona State University, Rutgers University, the University of Iowa, Barnard College, California State University/Northridge, the University of Massachusetts, the Stonybrook Foundation, Iowa State University, the Honolulu City Council, John Norris, the Hawaii Council of Churches, Anti-Apartheid Day, Arizona, Tucson, Tennessee State University, Oklahoma City, the WYCA, the Urban League, the National Student Conference on South Africa and Namibia, Wesleyan University, political prisoners, Stanford University, divestment protests, the University of Minnesota, the University of California (UC), UC/Berkeley, the Bank of America, the University of Illinois, Citibank, the ANC (African National Congress), SWAPO, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Reverend Chabuku, District 65 UAW, the Black student Communications Organizing Network, the Columbia Coalition for a Free Southern Africa, a Municipal Divestment Conference, Fordham University, the Reagan Administration, constructive engagement, Baltimore, the Anti-Apartheid Day Coalition, W. Bell Company, Krugerrands, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Metro Council of the AFL-CIO, Cornell University, Swarthmore, Temple, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, AFSCME, the Postal Workers of America, Congressman William Gray, the Martin Luther King Coalition, April Actions for Peace, Jobs and Justice, Vassar College, Barclays Bank, SUNY/Binghamton, the University of Buffalo, Syracuse University, Boston University, Tufts, MIT, UMASS/Boston, Northeastern University, Harvard, Dartmouth College, a Northern New England Coalition Conference, Yale University, the University of Miami, the Free South Africa Movement, Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Savannah State College, the University of Louisville, Warren Davis, the United Auto Workers, Mylion Waite, the Greater Cleveland Interchurch Council, Nomomde Ngubo, the South African National Union of Miners, Wayne State University, General Motors (GM), Burroughs Corporation, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, the Coalition for Illinois Divestment from South Africa (CIDSA), the University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, the University of North Iowa, the University of Kansas, the University of California, UCLA, Jeunes Contre Apartheid (Youth Against Apartheid), ALCAN, the Isolate South Africa Committee, Prime Minister Olof Palm, the Archbishop of Sweden, and sanctions.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive