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Elene Cloete, Speaker

Outreach and Communications Coordinator for the Kansas African Studies Center at KU

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. 

Contact Elene directly about speaking at your event:
785/813-5658
elenecloete@gmail.com

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