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Harvard-Raselitte Afro and other activist groups announced yesterday that they would observe a nation wide boycott of classes next Monday in solidarity with striking students at Southern University Baton (SUBR).

The groups announced plan for a rally at Widener Library at 1 p.m. Monday, followed by five workshops to analyse Harvard's responsibilities around the world.

Students at SUBR are currently striking to protest the death of two students killed last Thursday during a clash with police in front of the administration building. Few Harvard students responded to last Monday's boycott, called by Afro to protest the deaths.

"People are tired of just boycotting and doing nothing." Steven C. Pitts 74, an Afro spokesman, said yesterday. "We want to begin doing research now, so we can have a firm base for future demands."


Members of Students for a Democratic Society, the New American Movement (NAM), and Afro agreed at yesterday's meeting to work together on the boycott but to maintain separate organizational identity. Pitts said Afro is planning its own rally on Monday but will support the workshops.

The five workshops are an outgrowth of a newsletter which students at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) released last week demanding administrative policy changes in curriculum, finances, campus workers and library facilities for all colleges in the Southern University system. Pitts said the workshops has will study how Harvard can formulate similar demands.

The five workshops will study Harvard's alleged expansion in Cambridge, the status of non-student campus employees. Harvard's investment policies and curriculum reform.

The group said they did not expect a large turnout at Monday's teach-1 because of the Thanksgiving holidays.

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