- 1970 document sheds light on the housing crisis in Grand Rapids and the lack of political will to solve it
- Days of Our Lies: Public Access TV show provided independent news and news analysis in Grand Rapids from 1992 – 1998
- 56 years ago what did the GR Press report on Malcolm X’s suspension from the Nation of Islam over comments on President Kennedy’s death?
- A History of Anarchism in Grand Rapids
- Newly archived Labor Press available at the Grand Rapids Public Library
Category Archives: Anti-Apartheid Movement
Artwork highlights a People’s History in Grand Rapids – Print #10 – the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement
Last semester, art students in Brett Colley’s class on printmaking, invited me to come talk about the Grand Rapids People’s History Project. The intent of the class was to have students investigate their own part of a People’s History of … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
What kind of response did a Grand Rapids CRC Pastor get from the Prime Minister of South Africa in 1954 when asking about the system of Apartheid?
Since December of 2014, we have been engaged in research on the movement in Grand Rapids to end the system of Apartheid in South Africa. Like most of the international anti-Apartheid movement, Grand Rapids engaged in education, confronting government and … Continue reading
Last week we posted a piece on the campaign to get the Grand Rapids Public School Board to take a stand against South African Apartheid in 1985. The School Board, in this instance, voted 7 – 2 in favor of … Continue reading
As our research moves forward on the history of the Grand Rapids movement against South African Apartheid, we continue to find important outcomes of the grassroots organizing that took place in the 1970s and 80s. Recently, we posted the second … Continue reading
This interview is with Rev. Doug Van Doren, pastor at Plymouth United Church of Christ in Grand Rapids. The interview is 17 minutes and 30 seconds in length. Doug talks about his own beginnings in the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement, … Continue reading