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Elene Cloete, Speaker

Director of Research and Advocacy at Outreach International

Liberation in South Africa and Kansas

In 1958, two protests -- held on two separate continents -- changed the world. One happened right here in Kansas when Black students in Wichita, motivated by the desire for equality, led a peaceful sit-in at the local Dockum Drugstore. Meanwhile, seemingly a world away in Pondoland, Black South Africans began their own revolution protesting against their status as second-class citizens, a revolution met with violence and death. This presentation examines both liberation movements and discusses how these two historic events changed their nations' political trajectories. 

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