Black students of the Afro-American Society and other students within the Dartmouth Community for Divestment (DCD) at Dartmouth College held a protest demonstration against Dartmouth's investment in companies supporting Apartheid in South Africa. Students set up shantytowns on the green with tents and wooden shacks, posting signs outside of them with various protest slogans and occupying the green between November 1985 to January 26, 1986, when members of the Dartmouth Review destroyed the towns with sledgehammers.