Candlelight vigil held to oppose apartheid

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Title

Candlelight vigil held to oppose apartheid

Description

Article in the student newspaper Daily Targum reporting about a candlelight vigil held as part of the on-going anti-apartheid divestment protests on campus, which were organized by the Rutgers Coalition for Total Divestment (RCTD) in April 1985. The article features a photograph of student protesters by staff photographer Ted Cohen. Caption below the photograph reads: "Seventy members of various campus religious organizations held a candlelight prayer vigil Wednesday night to protest South Africa's apartheid regime. The vigil was held in front of the College Avenue Gym, next door to the Mandela Center, where the divestment sit-in continued." (During the protests, activists occupied the student center on College Avenue and called it the Nelson Mandela Center.)

Date

1985-04-16

Language

English

Source

Newspaper clipping preserved by Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. Collection: Rutgers Grass Roots - Progressive Activists Files, 1921-1993. Box 5, Folder 28.

Publication

Place of publication

Page

5

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Rutgers Grass Roots - Progressive Activists Files, 1921-1993 (R-MC 020)

Archival location

Box 5, Folder 28: Clippings April 16-19, 1985

Item Relations

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Citation

Stadler, Andrew A., “Candlelight vigil held to oppose apartheid,” Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project, accessed September 17, 2021, https://www.scarletandblack.org/archive/items/show/906.