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Tufts students speak out against the university's investments in South Africa
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[Apartheid protesters at shantytown on Tufts campus]
Original Airdate: 11/8/1985

Length: 00:10:04
Item Type: newstape - original footage

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Description : Abstract
A panel of students addresses an audience of faculty members, students and other at Tufts University. A student speaks about the university's policy on divestiture from South Africa. The student calls on the Board of Trustees to divest completely from South Africa. Another student talks about the protesters' efforts to contact and negotiate with the university administration and Board of Trustees. A group of students hold a small meeting at a shantytown set up on the Tufts University campus. A large banner reads, "Divest now." Protesters talks about their efforts to communicate with the university administration and Board of Trustees on the issue of divestment from South Africa. The protesters accuse Jean Mayer (President, Tufts University) of not cooperating with the students. One protester promises radical action on campus if the university does not divest. The protesters say that the Board of Trustees is ducking the issue. They accuse the Board of ignoring the voices of students and faculty. The tape features shots of the shantytown on the Tufts campus.

Format : Tape 4491   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 20154 
VHS cassette 103354 
Betacam cassette 79259 
digital betacam cassette 103355 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Mayer, Jean

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Tufts University

Subject : Geographic Locations
Medford (Mass.)
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Unedited

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