Associate Prof. Eric J. Morgan receives publication
Associate Prof. of Democracy and Justice Studies and History, Eric J. Morgan has published an article in Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies. Morgan’s article, “The Higher Morality: Students for a Democratic Society Confronts Apartheid,” examines SDS’s efforts to raise awareness of connections between United States corporations—specifically Chase Manhattan Bank—and apartheid in South Africa.
The protest at Chase Manhattan’s headquarters in March 1965 was the culminating event in the “Action Against Apartheid Week” activities taking place in the New York City area. Morgan’s article examines SDS’s protest against Chase Manhattan as a critical precursor to the divestment movements that developed across U.S. college and university campuses during the 1970s and 1980s, exploring the influence of students and youth activists on both U.S. foreign policy and the international anti-apartheid struggle. The article is part of a larger special issue on anti-apartheid activism on college and university campuses in the United States and across the African continent.
Those interested in reading the article can find it here.