Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition

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Duration: May have existed in 1979 - apparently still existed in 1984
Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States

The Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition was a student group at Williams College that campaigned to get the university to divest from companies doing business in South Africa. In October 1980 the Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition organized a petition drive focusing on getting the college to divest from Newmont Mining Company because of its operations in Namibia. The Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition raised money and material aid in support of South Africa and Namibia refugees. (Source: Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter, American Committee on Africa, December 1979; Student Anti-Apartheid Newsletter, American Committee on Africa, December 1980; and Nationwide Protests To Target U.S. Investment in South Africa , American Committee on Africa, March 15, 1984.)

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Title: Afro-American Studies Program Records
Time Span: Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition material 1979
Media: Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition material 1 folder
Description: Records of the Afro-American Studies Program at Williams College. The records contain work of other Williams College organizations including the Williams Anti-Apartheid Coalition.
Housed At: Williams College Archives & Special Collections
Location: Southworth Schoolhouse, 96 School Street Apt. # 3, Williamstown, MA 01267, United States
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Phone: (413) 597-4200
Reference Email: archives@williams.edu
Related Website: http://archives.williams.edu/