Archival photo of Anti-Apartheid Protest in Grand Rapids


Thanks to Barb Lester, we wanted to post this picture from the early 1980s. The South African Anti-Apartheid Working Group of the Institute for Global Education organized a protest outside a local company that was selling South African coins known as Krugerrands.

In an early posting, we interviewed Rev. Doug Van Doren, who was heavily involved in the Anti-Apartheid campaign and during that interview he mentioned the Krugerrand protest.

This protest was part of a a campaign that lasted years and saw many victories locally that contributed to the South African government ending the policy of Apartheid.

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