Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: Mandela in Chicago with Ava Thompson Greenwell
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Before the Black Lives Matter Movement, there was the Free South Africa Movement. Chicago activists played a major role in putting pressure on the South African, Illinois and Chicago governments to end their support of apartheid. Ironically, in one of the most segregated cities in the nation, Chicagoans of all races joined forces during the 1980s to resist a racist system that oppressed South African Black people similar to the ways in which U.S. Black people had been treated. Activists would say, “Freeing South Africa is freeing ourselves.”
Date and Time
Tuesday Jul 13, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented via Zoom.
Free. Advance registration is required. Click to register.