• Spring 2014 : African American Studies 159 The Anti-Apartheid Movement: Global and Local

    • TuTh 9:30-11A
    • VINCENT, R
    • 241 Cory
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    This new course examines the worldwide movement to bring down South African Apartheid.  It will focus on the contributions of African Americans to influence U.S. policy toward South Africa, and to bring about restrictive “Sanctions,” which eventually led to the release of Nelson Mandela and to democratic elections in 1994.

    The course will examine the role of South African Anti-Apartheid leaders such as Winnie and Nelson Mandela, Stephen Biko, and Bishop Desmond Tutu, as well as the work of African Americans such as Randall Robinson, Mary Frances Berry, Charles Diggs and Jesse Jackson.

    A second phase of the course will focus on the Bay Area contribution to the Anti- Apartheid Movement.  From the work of Bay Area Congressman Ronald V. Dellums in the 1970s to the UC Berkeley Students who fought successfully for “Divestment” of the University of California’s holdings in companies doing business with the regime in the 1980s.