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Allen Quoted in BDN Editorial on Mandela

The Bangor Daily News quoted Doug Allen, a philosophy professor at the University of Maine, for an editorial titled “Let Mandela be the example, and offer others hope.” In a stand against apartheid, Allen and other activists launched an effort in the late 1970s to convince the University of Maine System to sell all of its investments in companies that were doing business with South Africa. In 1982, after years of meetings, sit-ins and protests, the system agreed to divest in a moment Allen calls “one of those intense peak experiences you have in life.”


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