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NPR, Press Herald Interview Allen About Mandela’s Influence on UMaine

Doug Allen, a philosophy professor at the University of Maine, was interviewed by NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report and the Portland Press Herald about Nelson Mandela’s influence on UMaine to take actions against apartheid. During the anti-apartheid movement when Mandela’s fight against racial oppression in South Africa was felt around the world, the University of Maine System trustees voted in 1982 to sell all of the system’s investments in companies that were doing business with South Africa. Allen, who led the committee that made the case for the system to divest, said UMaine was “one of the first 10 universities in the whole United States to completely divest.”

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