MIT-Wellesley Coalition Against Apartheid


Duration: About April 1978 - Unknown, existed in 1979
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


The MIT-Wellesley Coalition Against Apartheid campaigned to have the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) withdraw investments from banks making loans to South Africa and divest from corporations operating in South Africa. The MIT-Wellesley Coalition Against Apartheid collected over 1,000 signatures on a petition calling for MIT to divest from stocks in corporations with investments in South Africa. The MIT-Wellesley Coalition Against Apartheid  sponsored speakers and showed movies to inform the MIT community about apartheid and conditions in South Africa. (Source: "MIT and Wellesley Students Demonstrate Against Apartheid" by Lisa A. Newman, The Harvard Crimson, May 1, 1978; and "MIT committee to review South African stock holdings" by Doug Klapper and Ron Newman, The Tech, Volume 99, Number 8, March 7, 1979)