Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa

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Duration: 1987-1990s
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Newsletter: CCISSA Briefing


The Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa (CCISSA) was formed about 1987. Most of the members had been active in the Coalition for Illinois’ Divestment from South Africa (CIDSA), an organization that ceased to exist after it achieved its main goals of divestment by the Illinois and the city of Chicago.

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Title: Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection, 1977-2000
Time Span: 1977 - 2000
Media: 10.0 Cubic Feet. Administrative Records, Artifacts, Brochures, Buttons (information artifacts), Correspondence, Journals (periodicals), Magazines (periodicals), Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings, Newspapers, Personal Papers, Photographs, Political Posters, Reports, T-Shirts, Video Tapes, posters
Description: Chicago was active in anti-apartheid efforts, passing sanctions against and divesting holdings from South Africa primarily through the efforts of local social justice, religious, and activist groups. Chicago organizations worked for passing sanctions against companies that supported the apartheid government in South Africa and divesting their holdings from South Africa and South African banks. In 1990, Chicago was proclaimed a Sister Community to Alexandra Township, the largest township of Johannesburg. Series include: 1. Secondary Sources, 1981-1996, 2. Local Anti Apartheid Organizations, 1977-1995, 3. National Anti Apartheid Organizations, 1990-1995, 4. South African Anti Apartheid Organizations, 1989-1994, 5. International Anti Apartheid Organizations, 1982-1995, 6. Events, 1981-1995, 7. Conferences, 1983-1993, 8: Reports, 1978-1994, 9. Writings and Notes, 1985-2000, 10. Photographs, 1981-1994, 11. Artifacts, 1980's-1990's, 12. Publications, 1978-2000. Illinois organizations in the collection include: Chicago Alexandra Sister Community Project, 8th Day Center for Justice, Southern Africa Network of the ECLA, Synapses, and others listed below, as well as national organizations.
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