Eckerd College - Logos Yearbook (St Petersburg, FL)

 - Class of 1986

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blacks were shoT by SouTh Afrlcan police during a peaceful demon- sTraTion. Finally ln The 60's The ANC gave up lTs non vlolenf meThods ThaT were noT geTTihg The blacks any more rlghTs and moved To violenf proTesTs. They were Then exiled by The government The acTivlTles dld noT go unnoficed on US college campuses. In 1966 several NaTion- al College organizaTlons goT To- geTher To declare March 14-21 Nafional STudenT Week Agalnsf Aparfheid. The program exposed SouTh Africa's policy of whiTe supremacy . . . in 1960, 69 blacks were shot by South African police during a p e a c e f ul demonstration. and segregaTlon and demanded change in The US policy ldlvesf- menT, racial inTegraTlon of US GovernmenT personnel serving ln SouTh Africa, granTlng assylum To poliTlcal refugeesh IT also publicised films, debafes, and fund raising for SouTh African Defense and Aid Fund. BuT, IT has been suggesfed, The proTesT among American college sTudenTs did noT grow and Take hold aT ThaT Time because The sTudenTs were Trying To end segre- gaTion ln Their own counTry Then, again, There was also The VleTnam war and iTs relaTed pro- TesTs occurring around The same Time. IT was in May of 1977 when perhaps The firsT major anTl- AparTheld demonsTraTIon In The US Took place. Nearly 300 Sfanford Unlverslfy sTudenTs sfaged a rally and sif- ln To proTesT The UniverslTy's 125 million dollars ln sTock invesf- menTs ln SouTh African firms. Florlda colleges have also be- come involved. ln November of 1985 The S1 limes ran an arTlcle concernlng The anTi- AparTheld movemenT aT The Unl- verslTy of Florlda ln Gainsvll le. According To Eckerd college's CompTroller, Alan Bunch, as far as he knows, Eckerd has no money lnvesTed in firms ThaT do business ln SouTh Africa, elTher direcfly or lndirecTly. There ls currenTly a bill pending ThaT would force Florlda To divesT some 2 billion dollars in holdings ln companies ThaT do business in SouTh Africa. Ac- cording To a January Issue of The 51 limes The bill has a good chance of passing This yean Those agalnsT dlvesTmenT say ThaT The corporaflons provide jobs and money To The blacks. However, Pollflcal Science Professor Ken Roberfs feels ThaT alThough The money provides jobs, in The long run iT sTll l ooes To supporT The governmenT and Aparfheld. And There are Those ThaT feel ThaT change musT be made Through The governmenT because a disman- Tllng of The sysfem would cause a poIiTlcal and social revoluTlon and possibly resulT in a Marxlsf- Type AdmlnisTraTion coming To power in SouTh Africa Since Sepfember of 1984, violence because of The baTTle To end AparTheid has claimed over 800 lives, mosT of Them black. 4,500,000 whiTe SouTh Africans are The only ones allowed To vofe in a counTry wiTh a ToTal popula- Tion of 28,7000,000. BuT yeT The UniTed STaTes' aTTiTude To- wards The Aflcan Governmenf ls The friendliesf lTs been in years. According to Eckerd College 's Comptroller, Alan Bunch, as far as he knows, Eckerd has no money invested in South Africa. An arTicle ln USA Igggy DY Franklin H. Williams discuses The UniTed STaTes'HconsTrucTive en- gagemenTH broughf in by The Reagan AdminisTraTion. While The United STaTes supporTs change ln SouTh Africa and applauds such changes as The inTe- graTlng of some sporTs and removal of some discriminafory signs, Nobel Peace prize winner Bishop Desmond TuTu accuses The govern- menT of giving The appearance of reform calling IT Usuperflclaln Wil liams also wriTes abouT SouTh Africa's NaTional ParTWs pursuif since 1948 To elimlna's The racif' problem by elimlnaTing Dibcki ' Tlrely from SouTh Africa s giving Them Their own SELEVETQ homeland. ThaT homeland is 13 percenT of The pooresT land g poor in resources and poor agriculTural poTenTial. Williams ends by saying ThaT majorlfy rule will inevifably come To SouTh Africa and The new lead- ers wlll remember who helped ln Their sTruggle for llberaTion and who hindered iT. He seems To feel ThaT The US ls now among The hinderers. RecenTly The SouTh African GovernmenT exTended an lnviTaTlon To fly TO board members of The It was in May of 1977 when perhaps the first major anti-Apartheid demonstration in the US took place. American STudenT AssociaTion KASAD To SouTh Africa and glve The group a Tour Through The counTry. This would be an efforT To show ThaT The whiTe governmenT was doing lTs besT To brlng abouT The end of segregaTion. Eckerd College senior, Andy Haines is a member of The board and inTended on going. Haines serves as Vice PresldenT of STaTe and Nafional STudenT AssociaTions for The American STu- denT AssociaTion which represenTs sTudenTs of all areas of higher educafion and is concerned wifh educaTional issues. Haines felT ThaT The American STudenT AssociaTion was chosen possibly because lT is known as a basically conservaTive group and has Two Top working black of- ficials, PresidenT Craig Kirby and an execuflve dlrecfor. SouTh African officials hoped a posiTive experience on The Trip would possibly make members go back To The US and discourage dlvesTmenT and campus proTesTs Haines added BuT when The SouTh African of- ficials discovered ThaT The ASA PresidenT has been signed on as a Top aide To Jesse Jackson's cam- paign, The SouTh African Govern- menT wiThdrew lTs inviTaTlom Haines feels ThaT whaT was imporTanT was The value SouTh Africa placed on The proTesTs and college sTudenTs who will be Tomorroww leaders

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ADEll"Cl'lSiCl- 1- l I -To N we .1 ,44'5x T Q ',ul?jffQ, Fw g 1 gg T it ' QQ-fxis.. 1 'J' 4, s 'T ' f ' ' a f'xl ' Dawn Regan THE history of 3 cruel SVSTIEITT Melissa MacKinnon, Head Staff Writer The flghT agaInsT AparTheld has become a popular movemenT as lTs calls To dlvesT have been a ral- lylng cry on college campuses across The counTry. ln an aTTempT To end SouTh Afrlca's whlTe mlnor- lTy rule, ET calls To pull mone- Tary invesTmenTs ouT of The counTry. The TlghT agaln5T AparTheId ls noT a new one nor is The demand for dlvesTment 20 The pracTice of raclal segrega- Tlon began as early as 1657 when Trade beTween black Khol herdsmen and whITe seTTlers was forbldden ln SouTh Afrlcans Cape Colony. Much like The UnlTed STaTes drove off The lndlans, The DuTch seT- Tlers came ln and drove off The black Trlbes. Then ln The 1850's SouTh Afrlca became a BrlTlsh colony and when iT finally galned independence The whlTes seT up a raclal socleTy. ln 1910 The black Afrlcans formed The Afrlcan NaTlonal Congress CANCJ whose purpose was To galn more rlghTs for blacks Through peacetul meThods Whlle The ANC sTruggIed To galn rlgnTs for blacks The governmenT segregaTed The land leavlng only Ten percenT To blacks. Then on March 21 in 1960, 69

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Z oet 1 X... 1 ' 'lf colleges keep squeezing black students, the y just set- up a dependent, young, black generation . . . Kill the head and the body will die. " -Lena Willfalk

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