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Harvard alumni nominate Desmond Tutu for the Harvard University Board of Overseers
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[Harvard/Radcliffe Alumni Against Apartheid]
Original Airdate: 3/9/1989

Length: 00:02:55
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Jan von Mehren reports that a small band of Harvard Alumni have announced the candidacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (black South African leader) for the Harvard University Board of Overseers. Von Mehren notes that the Board of Overseers is elected by university alumni to make policy recommendations. She adds that Tutu is on a slate of candidates nominated by the Harvard/Radcliffe Alumni Against Apartheid organization. Von Mehren's report includes footage of Alumni Against Apartheid members Robert Wolff, Robert Zevin, and Linda Davidoff addressing a small crowd on the Harvard Campus. Wolff says that the Board of Overseers will have a hard time explaining to Tutu why they have not divested completely from South Africa. Von Mehren notes that Harvard has divested some its holdings in South Africa. She adds that university officials have no comment on Tutu's candidacy or on their divestment policy. Von Mehren's report also features footage of apartheid protesters at Harvard and footage of Tutu in South Africa. This tape includes additional footage of the Alumni Against Apartheid gathering on the Harvard campus.

Contributor : Reporter
Jan von Mehren
Format : Tape 6375   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102963 
VHS cassette 105329 
Betacam cassette 105348 
digital betacam cassette 104347 

Subject : Keywords
Apartheid - Protests
Universities and colleges

Subject : Personal Names
Davidoff, Linda
Tutu, Desmond
von Mehren, Jan
Wolff, Robert
Zevin, Robert

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Harvard University

Subject : Geographic Locations
Cambridge (Mass.)
South Africa

Type : Genre
News - Television

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