Columbia College Chicago

January 14, 2009

Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection Exhibit

The Columbia College Chicago Library and College Archives invite you to see a new exhibit featuring items on display from the Chicago Anti Apartheid Movement Collection.

The collection, held in the College Archives, was assembled through the efforts of Lisa Brock, Chair of the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department. A seminal force in the anti-apartheid movement in Chicago, Lisa brought together many of her colleagues who donated the material that forms this collection.

Organizations worldwide worked to end apartheid, the system of government-sponsored racism in Southern and South Africa. Chicago was an active city in the anti apartheid movement, passing sanctions against and divesting holdings from South Africa. Such actions would not have been possible without the work of local social justice, religious, and activist groups who collaborated to pass legislation, raise awareness, and assist South African organizations in the struggle to end apartheid. The Chicago Anti Apartheid Movement Collection represents the work of these local groups.

Read about the activities of Columbia College Chicago during this time as articles from the Columbia Chronicle are available on electronic display along with images of the collection posters and the t-shirts.

The exhibit is on the first floor of the Columbia College Chicago Library, located at 624 S. Michigan Ave. It runs through February 28, 2009 and can be viewed during normal Library hours.

For more information, contact the College Archives at (312) 369-8788.

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