The Faces of Social Justice in South Africa over Two Generations
WHEN Wednesday | 26 Sep, 12:00 PM
WHERE 238 HRCB
Based on the social justice in South Africa during student and post-student years, this talk will juxtapose the hopes of the student and other movements with the realities of the new South Africa.
Cornelius Thomas was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was involved in anti-apartheid activities as a student. Thomas is head of the Cory Library for Historical Research at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, and previously, he was director of the liberation archives and an associate professor of history at the University of Fort Hare. He has published a number of books and articles. Thomas received a PhD in history from the University of Notre Dame du Lac, subsequently working in South Africa at various universities and as a publisher, editor, and bookseller. He also housed BYU study abroad students for a number of years when he and his wife, Kathy, lived in East London, South Africa.