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Mel King at a press conference at MIT
[M.I.T. divestment fund]
Original Airdate: 10/15/1986

Length: 00:02:06
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Endowment for Divestiture, created by MIT faculty and alumni who oppose the university's continued investment in South Africa. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from a press conference with Mel King (MIT Professor and community activist), Phil Katz (MIT), and John Correia (MIT). Vaillancourt reports that the Endowment for Divestiture will be turned over to the MIT general fund when the university has divested completely from South Africa. Vaillancourt notes that the university has partially divested from South Africa. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of John Parsons (Trustee for the Endowment for Divestment) saying that the alternative endowment will be soundly invested in companies not doing business in South Africa. Vaillancourt's report also features footage of workers and laborers in South Africa.

Contributor : Reporter
Meg Vaillancourt
Format : Tape 4681   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 20157 
VHS cassette 103598 
Betacam cassette 104180 
digital betacam cassette 104179 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Correia, John
Katz, Phil
King, Mel
Parsons, John
Vaillancourt, Meg

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Subject : Geographic Locations
Cambridge (Mass.)
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Television

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