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This website is a resource for those who wish to learn more about the history of divestment campaigns at Swarthmore College.

The website contains

  • Archival documents from the Friends Historical Library concerning the South African apartheid divestment campaign
  • Email exchanges between myself and administrators that convey the secrecy of Swarthmore’s investment policies and the difficulty in accessing information about divestment.
  • Articles from archives of The Phoenix concerning divestment, mostly focusing on the South African apartheid divestment campaign
  • A timeline with the major events of divestment campaigns, beginning with the South African apartheid divestment campaign and continuing to present-day divestment campaigns (coming soon!)
  • Resources to connect with the different divestment campaigns at Swarthmore and to learn more about the divestment campaigns, as well as the broader history of student activism at Swarthmore