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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

UVM Apartheid Divestment, Part II

Part II (see below entry for Part I!) of the escalating semester-long mass student campaign at UVM in Fall 1985 to push for divestment from Apartheid South Africa. After students succeeding in winning in divestment, they turned to the problem of racism on campus and a curriculum that, 20 years after the civil rights and women's movements, still offered little by way of U.S. ethnic and women's studies. In subsequent years, the question was taken up by numerous committees and task forces, their recommendations ignored--until 1988 and 1990 when the issue, and activism, surged back into the open again.

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