Category Archives: Anti-Apartheid Movement

Archival Anti-Apartheid Flyer from early 1980s Michigan

Recently, we have posted an archival poster that was used in West Michigan by the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement and the second part of a two-part article on the Roots of the Roots of the South African Anti-Apartheid Campaign in … Continue reading

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The Roots of the South African Anti-Apartheid Campaign in Grand Rapids – Part II

Last month we posted the first part of a two part series on the roots of the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement in Grand Rapids.  Here is part two, which looks at the work done that led to the City of … Continue reading

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Archival poster from the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the 1970s

The poster here was recently discovered in the South African Anti-Apartheid archives held by Mark Kane. Mark was involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement first through his work with the American Friends Service Committee in West Michigan and later with the … Continue reading

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The Roots of the South African Anti-Apartheid Campaign in Grand Rapids – Part 1

In the past month, we have posted a few stories on the South African Anti-Apartheid movement in Grand Rapids. One posting dealt with the campaign to pressure the City to divest from a bank, which had holding in South African, … Continue reading

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Calvin College took a stand against South African Apartheid by Divesting

Last week we posted a piece about the early efforts at organizing in Grand Rapids around defeating South African Apartheid.  Numerous community groups and organizations pushed the Grand Rapids City Council to adopt a resolution against having any investments in … Continue reading

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An obligation to not participate in racist activities: The South African Anti-Apartheid Movement in Grand Rapids

(This is the first is a series of articles that deals with the South African Anti-Apartheid Movement that was active in Grand Rapids.) The international Anti-Apartheid Movement for justice in South Africa is an interesting case study and an example … Continue reading

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