Duke University. Office of the President. South Africa Policy Implementation Committee.

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The South Africa Policy Implementation Committee was authorized by resolution of the Board of Trustees in 1986 to implement the policies recommended by the Committee on Social Implications of Duke Stock, formed in 1985.

From the description of South Africa Policy Implementation Committee records, 1984-1987. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 426481824

Formed in 1986, the South Africa Policy Implementation Committee pursued the policies formulated by the Committee on Social Implications of Duke Stock and agreed to by the Board of Trustees. In 1985, University President Terry Sanford created the Committee on Social Implications of Duke Stock. The Committee was chaired by Law School professor Walter Dellinger, III, and composed of four students, graduate and undergraduate, six faculty members, two administrators, and two Trustees.

On May 3, 1986 the Board of Trustees, at the recommendation of the Committee on Social Implications of Duke Stock, voted to sell all holdings of companies doing business in South Africa if that nation's system of apartheid was not ended by January 1, 1987.

The Board's vote in support of divestment followed more than a year of campus activism focusing on apartheid and University investments in South Africa.

From the guide to the South Africa Policy Implementation Committee records, 1984-1987, (University Archives, Duke University)

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creatorOf Duke University. Office of the President. South Africa Policy Implementation Committee. South Africa Policy Implementation Committee records, 1984-1987. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf South Africa Policy Implementation Committee records, 1984-1987 University Archives, Duke University.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
South Africa
North Carolina--Durham
United States
Subject
Anti-apartheid movement
Anti-apartheid movements--History--20th century
Apartheid--Economic aspects
Corporate divestiture
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Active 1984

Active 1987

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