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Police officers and apartheid protesters on Tufts campus
[Apartheid protest at Tufts University, tape 3]
Original Airdate: 4/26/1985

Length: 00:21:40
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
Tufts University officials and students stand on the university quadrangle near Ballou Hall. Ballou Hall is being occupied by student protesters. Meg Vaillancourt interviews Robert Elias (professor, Tufts University) about the student occupation of Ballou Hall. Elias talks about negotiations between student demonstrators and the university administration, which were initiated by the faculty. Elias says that many students are concerned about Tufts' divestment policy; he adds that the demonstration has been an educational experience. Elias says that he does not know how students will react to the administrations' proposals to end the occupation. Students and members of the media are gathered under the portico of Ballou Hall. Protest signs hang at the entrance to the building. A protest sign hanging at the entrance to the hall reads "Biko Hall." Tufts University police officers stand near the students under the portico of the building. Elias and two other people enter the building. Students in the foyer of the building begin to chant and sing. Police officers stand directly in front of the entrance to the building. The protesters are visible as they chant and sing.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 3670   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 20145 
VHS cassette 102217 
Betacam cassette 102222 
digital betacam cassette 102223 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Elias, Robert
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Tufts University

Subject : Geographic Locations
Medford, Mass.
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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