New Castle County Coalition for Divestment from South Africa

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Duration: Unknown, existed in 1985 and 1986
Location: New Castle County, Delaware, United States


The New Castle County Coalition for Divestment from South Africa was formed around a successful effort to get New Castle County to pass legislation divesting the county from companies doing business in South Africa. The New Castle County Council passed a divestment ordinance supported by the Coalition on January 28, 1986. The New Castle County Coalition for Divestment from South Africa was made up of local organizations and individuals, including: the NAACP, Wilmington Chapter; Pacem in Terris; Hispanic Coalition of Del; Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Presbyter, New Castle Presbytery; Right Rev. Quinton Primo, interim Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Delaware; Edward Peterson, President Delaware AFL-CIO; Local 1884, International Longshoreman's Association; Arthur Boswell, Director, Peoples Settlement; the Community Coalition for a Fair Budget; NISAA. (Source: Divestment Coalition Calls for January 14th Veto Override, Pacem in Terris, January 13, 1986 available on this website; and Delmatva Peacework, Vol. 4, No. 1, January-February 1986, and Vol. 4, No. 2, March-April 1986, Pacem in Terris.)