[Jesse Jackson at Harvard]
Original Airdate: 4/4/1985
Item Type: newstape - original footage
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Jesse Jackson addresses a crowd from a podium in front of Memorial Church at Harvard University. Domenic Bozzotto (labor leader) and others are seated behind Jackson. Jackson speaks against apartheid in South Africa. He talks about the leadership of black South African leaders Bishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Jackson says that the United States must cut ties with the racist South African regime. Jackson talks about the evils of apartheid and compares the South African government to the Third Reich in Germany. Jackson calls for Harvard and other institutions to divest from South Africa. Jackson says that Harvard's policies lend support and credibility to the South African government. Jackson talks about the need for the US to impose economic sanctions on South Africa; he adds that the western world must take a stand against apartheid. Jackson says that the US must fund the black resistance instead of the South African government. Jackson encourages the audience to do their part in the fight against apartheid.
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Universities and colleges
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