Southern Regional Africa Peace Coordinating Network

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Duration: 1987-early 1990s
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

The Southern Regional Africa Peace Coordination Network emerged from a 1987 conference in Epes, Alabama with representatives from eight southeastern states. The Network had state coordinators in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Gwen Patton, the Regional Coordinator, was based in Montgomery. (Source: "Anti-Apartheid Movement Strong in the South" by Gwen Patton and Southern Regional Africa Peace Coordination Network letterhead)

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Title: Gwen Patton collection
Time Span: Africa material primarily 1984 - 1994
Media: Papers, correspondence, newsletters, T-shirts, buttons
Description: Gwendolyn M. Patton moved to Montgomery, Alabama when she was 16. The collection documents her involvement in the civil rights movement from age 9 (1952) to the present including her organizing on civil/voting rights for Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Alabama Democratic Conference, Tuskegee Institute Advancement League, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition, Alabama New South Coalition, Southern Organizing Project, Project South, Working Group on Electoral Democracy, Fannie Lou Hamer Project, and related organizations; her student activism and tenure as Student Body President at Tuskegee (Institute) University, 1962-66; her founding of the National Black Anti-War, Anti-Draft Union (NBAWADU) Against the War in Vietnam and the National Association of Black Students (NABS). She was involved with the Southern Regional Africa Peace Coordinating Network. The archive includes material related to South Africa and Patton’s anti-apartheid activities such as demonstrations and letters to elected officials in support of divestment, sanctions, the sports boycott, the cultural boycott, political prisoners, and labor rights. The archive also includes correspondence with Kenyan election officials and youth and several articles she wrote on her trip to Kenya.
Housed At: H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
Location: 3920 Troy Highway, Building E Room E102I, Montgomery, AL 36116, United States
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